101 airborne combat patch
Lee Andrew Bowden
Bowden arrived from the 82nd Airborne Division. I did not get to know him until Vietnam when
he became our new squad leader.

He talked a lot about the house he was going to build when he got back home. He would received
advertisements in the mail from Jim Walter homes with house plans. I alway found it amusing
each time they arrived he talked for days about each floor plan.

Account by: Floyd
Turnley
Bowden arrived at Fort Campbell, KY in 1967 and was assigned to 1st Platoon.
He went with
A Company to Vietnam, December 1967.

SGT Lee Andrew Bowden
Died:
April 6, 1968 at Quang Tri, South Vietnam due to hostile fire.
Read eye witness accounts of  April 6, 1968.
SGT Lee A. Bowden earned the Purple Heart (Posthumously) for military merit and for wounds
received which resulted in their deaths from small arms gun fire wounds when their unit came
under hostile mortar and small arms fire, 35KM NW of HUE, in the Quang Tri Province, South
Vietnam.