74, war veteran
Everett C. "Peepers" Bowman, 74, of 640 McGrann Blvd., died Saturday at Essa Flory Hospice Center after a brief illness.
He was the husband of the late Yvonne E. Auer Bowman.
A student of Stevens Trade School, Bowman was an electrician for Auto Draft and Blower, which his family owned. Prior to that, he worked as a cook.
A veteran of Everett Bowman World War II, he served in the 82nd Airborne, parachuted into France on D-Day and received a Purple Heart.
He was a member of American Legion Post 469, Amvets Post 19 and the 7th Ward Club. He enjoyed cooking and fishing.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Chester W. and Eliza Herr Bowman.
He is survived by his companion, Shirley Miller; five sons, Philip
L., Douglas E., Michael D., and Stephen K., all of Lancaster, and Terry
D. of Chicago; nine grandchildren; a brother, Albert F., husband of
Dorothy Bowman of Lancaster; and three sisters, Shirley, wife of Robert
Price of Millersville, Anita, wife of Harold Aungst of McVeytown, and Alma Hartman of Simi Valley, Calif.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, C. Richard, Willard N., Paul K., H. Marvin and Nelson.
[Intelligencer Journal,Lancaster, Pa, 09 Mar 1998, Mon, Page 10]
Everett registered for the draft in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA on 30 June
1942 and was inducted into the Army at Harrisburg, PA on 14 April 1943,
Pvt Bowman was transferred from Service Company 508th PIR to Company C
on 2 Mar 1944.through Special Order No. 34 which transferred many
newcomers without indicating where they had originated from.
On 8 October 1944, Pvt Bowman was wounded in action and evacuated.
On 27 September 1944 he was transferred to the hospital's detachment of
patients. He did not return to the regiment.
He was discharged on 8 November 1945.