Soldier Summary

William H. Bowman

Military History

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: United States. Army. Infantry, 339th. Company B.

Medals Awarded
  • Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C.)[1]
Residence[1]Detroit, MI
Residence[2]Penn Laird, VA
Action for which he was awarded Distinguished Service Cross[1]11/12/1918Tulgas (Russia)
Action for which he was awarded Distinguished Service Cross[1]3/1/1919
Died of wounds received in action[2]3/1/1919
Returned to the U.S.1919

[2]The history of the American expedition fighting the Bolsheviki; campaigning in north Russia 1918-1919

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