Samuel Murray Bowers was the son of Walter Earl Bowers and Vera Cole. He was married toEunice Marticia Parlier and they had two daughters and a son, Samuel Murray Bowers Jr.
12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.
Killed in Action 19 December 1944.
Interred at E,13,13, Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg.
Johnson City Press-Chronicle, January 28, 1945
Elizabethton, Jan. 27 – Staff Sgt. Samuel Murray Bowers, husband of Mrs. Eunice Parlier Bowers of Elizabethton, route 2, was killed in action in Luxembourg December 19, the War Department has notified his widow. He previously was listed missing since that date. A son of Mrs. Vera Cole Bowers, also of route 2, Sergeant bowers was serving with an infantry outfit at the time of his death. He entered the Army May 21, 1944, training at Camp Croft, S.C., before receiving assignment to duty overseas last November. Surviving besides his widow and his mother are two daughters, Bobby and Wilda and a son, Samuel Murray Bowers, Jr., all of route 2.
- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 2 October 1918
- Date of death: 19 December 1944
- County: Carter
- Hometown: Elizabethton
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and WW II Victory Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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