Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II

BOWLING, MAURICE

Private, First Class, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Muldrow, Sequoyah County. Mrs. Lillie M. Howard, Mother, Moffett, Oklahoma. Born March 10, 1923. Enlisted February 17, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Unit Citation awarded Second Marine Division Reinforced for service in action against the enemy on Tarawa, Gilbert Islands. Participated in active combat against the Japanese on Solomon Islands January 4 to February 19, 1943; on Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands November 20 to 28, 1943, and in the Marianas Islands June, 1944. Died June 15, 1944, in action Saipan Island, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific.

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