Walter C. BowersJune - 2016
My name is Walter C. Bowers. I want to write a few things about my life. I was born and raised on a farm in Orange County, Mountain Tract Road. I worked hard with my father. We did things the old way: horse and wagon. We were family: Mom, Dad, our brother Earl. We were a happy family, lots of love. Then came WWII. I was drafted for the army at 18 years old. I had basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. I was sent to Italy in May 1944. I was a front line combat solider. I was communications soldier for the Co-Commander-the big unit on my back with the long antenna. The last big battle was a place called Livergnano, “Liver and Onions” will never be forgotten by those who were there. This is where Bob Dole was wounded in the 10th Mountain Division. There is a monument erected at Livergnano in silent tribute to the battle dead of the 361st Infantry Regiment Campaigns-Rome Arno. North Apennines, Po Valley.
Walter C. Bowers
Co.A 361st Inf. Regt. 91st Div.
My birthday is “D-Day” June 6, 1925.