Bowers, Vietnam 1967
Bowers, Mike 3/5 Vietnam from July '67 to February
'68 with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, Mike Company. Operations include
COCHISE, SWIFT, SHELBYVILLE, BAXTER GARDEN, AUBURN, TET Offensive '68,
several "No Names," and countless patrols and ambushes. WIA
during TET Feb. 8, and 15.
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Corps Recruiting Depot San Diego 1966 Platoon #2202
Joe is in the top row, 7th from left
2nd Bn. Recon, early '67
Reynolds and Joe Bowers, Sept. '67
Brad Reynolds and Joe Bowers, May 2001
Joe was Brad's squad leader when Brad first got to Vietnam on Sept.
15, '67. They hadn't heard from each other ever since, until last
year when we located Joe via the internet. Six months later, we drove
from the Redwoods to Oklahoma where they had their first face-to-face
meeting after 32 years.
Mike 3/5 base camp, Nov. 1967
(left) and Marines of Mike 3/5
If anyone recognizes any of these guys, please let us know
1st Platoon Mike 3/5, December 1967
1st Platoon Lieutenant (left) and 1st Platoon Sergeant
1. Bob Montgomery, Terry Workman, Michael Lucibello
2. David Langston
Standing: Jack Swan , Joe Bowers, Bill Vandegriff.
Kneeling: Frank Coronado (right), can't remember the other names.
Fields and Joe Bowers
"Recon" Rubenfeld 3rd from left, can't remember the other
call, does anyone remember him?
Tools of the Trade
Railroad bridge at end of Anderson West, Feb. '68
Crusader at Danang Air Field, Dec. 1967
Otter, it has a propeller in the back, and was supposed
to be amphibious