Bennye Warren Cowley
Lance Corporal
M CO, 3RD BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Amarillo, Texas
October 27, 1948 to February 23, 1969
BENNYE W COWLEY is on the Wall at Panel W32, Line 93

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Bennye W Cowley
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04 May 2008

Bennye was a great friend whose memory I will always cherish. Such a tragic loss at such a young age. I miss him.

From a friend,
Mark Anchondo
Houston, Texas
duffer1002000@yahoo.com


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 3rd Bn, 7th Marines command chronology for Feb 1969 contains the following entry:

During this series of actions Mike 3/7 lost 9 Marines and one sailor:

  • HM3 Eugene J. Garrity, Media, PA, Corpsman H&S w/ Mike 3/7
  • LCpl Bennye W. Cowley, Amarillo, TX
  • LCpl Freddie L. Tipton, Levelland, TX
  • LCpl Lester W. Weber, Hinsdale, IL (Medal of Honor)
  • Pfc Thomas H. Crook, West Bend, WI
  • Pfc Norman M. Harmon, Fullerton, CA
  • Pfc Calvin L. Howell, Atlanta, GA
  • Pfc Adrian J. Smith, Miami, FL
  • Pfc Jerry L. Taylor, Norwalk, CA
  • Pfc Billy L. Underwood, Asheboro, NC (Silver Star)

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