Tommy Ray Bowman

Army of the United States
18 March 1949 - 27 September 1968
Detroit, Michigan
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Tommy Ray Bowman

22 May 2008

Tommy Ray Bowman was my beloved cousin. Both our families lived in the same house in Detroit when the two of us were born just 4 months apart. So when Tommy was being sent home my father, Richard George, who was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force in 1968, accompanied his body home. The last time I saw Tommy was when we were walking down the street, Kerchival at Lakeview, in Detroit ... and I will never forget his amazing, infectious smile. You are greatly missed Tommy, but will never be forgotten.

Love, Linda George Barber
(my mother was Evelyn Bowman)

P.S. I just got back from Washington D.C. where I visited the Viet Nam Memorial Wall and traced Tommy's name ... it was an incredibly moving experience.

Dawn M. Bowman is looking for anyone who served with Tommy in the Quang Duc Province of VietNam, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry ... please write to

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 27 Sep 1968 the 2nd Bn, 35th Infantry lost 13 men in a bitter engagement just southeast of Duc Lap:
  • A Company:
    • 1LT David K. Chahoc, Lakewood, OH
    • SSG Robert E. Knoll, Holland, MI
    • SGT Derris Brown, Bladenboro, NC
    • SGT Bradford D. Wright, Duluth, MN
    • SP4 Joseph G. Ambrosio, Elyria, OH
    • CPL Richard L. Jones, Wichita, KS
    • CPL Roger A. Rickert, Bowler, WI
    • SP4 Gerald S. Stozek, Fond Du Lac, WI
    • PFC Mark A. Barnes, Wyandanch, NY

  • D Company:
    • SFC Isham I. Quick, New York, NY
    • CPL Lawrence B. Banek, Cumberland, RI
    • CPL Tommy R. Bowman, Detroit, MI
    • PFC Efrain Soto, New York, NY

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a cousin,
Linda George Barber

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 22 May 2008
Last updated 05/29/2008