PFC Roy Fowler
Victim of Italy War Battle

Story furnished by
Clarence Crocker

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 courtesy of Spartanburg County Library.
Researched and written by;
Clarence E. Crocker, October, 2013

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