Victim of Italy War Battle
Story furnished by Clarence
According to an article
published in the Spartanburg
Herald May 12, 1945;
" Word had been received May 11, 1945, four days after V.E. Day, of the
death of PFC. Roy Fowler of Glendale,
S. C." The report stated that PFC. Fowler was killed in action in Italy
on February 20 while serving with the 5th Army’s 10th Division.
Survivors were listed as; his wife, Mrs. Dorothy M. Fowler; a 14
month old son, Carroll Stanley Fowler; his brother, Paul E. Fowler; two
sisters, Misses Nellie Ruth and Nancy Lou Fowler, all of Glendale; his grandaunts by whom he was
reared, Mrs. Mollie Brown and Mrs. Blanche Crocker also of Glendale; his maternal grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Brown of Spartanburg, S. C.
Writers comments; the following awards for Roy’s military service were
presented posthumously to the family; “World War II”- “Good Conduct”-
“Victory” and the “Purple Heart”. Roy’s son, Carol Stanley Fowler is
retired from the B.P. Oil Terminal, Camp
Croft, S.C. after 27 years of employment.
He and his wife, Frances, live in their home about a mile from my
house. Frances is serving as secretary of the Glendale Baptist Church. Both are active
and friendly people.
I have known the Fowlers and their Aunts all my life. They were all
hard working, much loved people. Roy’s great grandfather, Joe Brown and Joe’s daughter, Blanche
Crocker were Postmasters at Glendale
for a number of years. See Glendale Post
Offices. They were distant relatives of this writer. Roy’s father
was killed in an auto wreck in 1936 and his mother died in 1939.
See A. Edgar Fowler.
All Spartanburg Herald Journal articles
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Researched and written by;
Clarence E. Crocker, October, 2013
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