Richard G. Sowell

World War II
Service #34546808
RankSergeant, U.S. Army
Unit295th Joint Assault Signal Company
Entered Service From
Florida
Date of DeathJuly 7, 1944
StatusRecovered
Memorialized Courts of the Missing
Court 5
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, United States
Notes

Through the work of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the remains of Sowell were accounted for in 2017, and his name remains permanently inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

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Purple Heart

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rosetta medal
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