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
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.
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.
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.
certificate for Darrell K. Bowman who succumbed to cardiac arrest on 1
[Indiana Sate Department of Health]