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William T. Bowen

William T. Bowen PhotoWilliam T. Bowen
TitleEducator, U.S. Military Academy/Major, U.S. Marine Corp.
ExpertiseTaught chemistry, physics and math (high school teacher, 10 years/college teacher, 4 years); active and Reserve Marine (37 years-simultaneous with teaching), former Electronics Warfare, Information and Intelligence Officer, Japanese Interpreter; radiologic technologist (11 years); In the early days of WWII, Major Bowen, then Corporal Bowen, was Personal Aid and Orderly (at different times) for Marine General Graves B. Erskine, General H.M. Smith and Navy Admiral John McCain, also briefly for Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz
Type of OrganizationUniversity/military/medicine
Major ProductHigher education/defense
Area of DistributionInternational
University/DegreeB.S. and B.A., Centenary College of Louisiana; B.S.R.T., Northwestern State Univ. of Louisiana; M.S., Science Education, Univ. of Southern California, 1960; Honorary Degree, Royal Society of Arts, London, England (FRSA)
BornAugust 5, 1925, Mobile, Alabama
Honors & Awards3-Time War Veteran (World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War); Marine Commendation Medal for Valor-Iwo Jima
Published WorksArticles and LA Officers Newsletter; Past Publisher, Stars&Stripes Newsletter
AffiliationsN.S.A.L.; President, Retired Officers Association of Louisiana; Past Vice President, Northwest Society Radiologic Technologists; Past President, AR-LA-TX Chapter, Reserve Officers Association; Past President, AR-LA-TX Chapter, Marine Reserve Officers Association; Past President, Shreveport Chapter, National Society of Arts and Letters; Past Editor, Louisiana Reserve and Retired Officers Newsletter
Hobbies & SportsFishing, oil painting, writing
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