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Plymouth Policeman Files For Sheriff
   DARRELL BOWMAN, member of the Plymouth police for the past two years, is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for sheriff of Marshall county in the May primary.
   Bowman is 35 years old and has lived in Marshall county all his life.  He is a veteran of World War II, having been  a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division.  Since the war, he has served with the Indiana National Guard and has accumulated 15 years of service.  He is captain of the local guard at Plymouth.
   Bowman is married and the father of three children. He is a member of the VFW, the American Legion, the Moose lodge, and the Masonic order.

The Bremen Enquirer (Bremen, IN) Thu, Feb 13, 1958, Page 4]

Darrell's advertisements during his campaign cited his battlefield commission and WWII veteran status.

[The Bremen Enquirer (Bremen, IN) Thu, Mar 6, 1958, Page 6]

Darrell lost that bid for the sheriff's office to Jeremy Greenlee but his wife was appointed as deputy county assessor.

[The Bremen Enquirer (Bremen, IN) Thu, Jan 8, 1959, Page 1]

54 Marshall Men
Are Selected For
Army Service

   The Marshall county, Indiana Selective Service Board pulled 54 names out of the hat in October, 1942 and Darrell Bowman was one of the selectees.
[The Bremer Enquirer (Bremer, IN) Thursday, Oct 14,1942, Page 1]

But that news was stale as Darrell enlisted at Indianapolis, IN on 10 October 1942. The date of his arrival in the 508th is unknown but on 2 June 1943, Pfc Bowman was a member of Company D and was appointed to the grade of Corporal.

Six weeks later, on 17 July, he was appointed to the level of sergeant.  Then, on 3 September 1943, he added a stripe as a Staff Sergeant.

He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt on 27 August 1944 and, as was customary, had to be transferred to another company.  The new lieutenant arrived in Company C on 31 August.

On 26 December 1944, 2nd Lt. Bowman was hospitalized as a non-battle casualty and was reclassified as being relieved from assignment and attached unassigned.

While still hospitalized he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on 11 January 1945.  1st Lt Bowman returned to duty on 30 January 1945.

He was again hospitalized on 29 March 1945 and on 4 April he was listed on  Evacuation Order No 4-3, Hq 1st US General Hospital APO 887 (Paris?), to the Parachute Replacement Regiment, The Parachute School, Fort Benning, GA.  He did not return to the regiment.

Darrell married Marie Stutzman on 27 October 1987, both were in their 60's.  The certificate of marriage indicates that he had been twice divorced while Marie was widowed.

The above clipping was taken from the 1961 Military Register for the National Guard.  It documents his various dates of rank ending as a Captain.

Death certificate for Darrell K. Bowman who succumbed to cardiac arrest on 1 December 1993

[Indiana Sate Department of Health]

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