Richard Edward Fowler, Jr.

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Houston, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE AND AS PILOT OF A CARRIER-BASED NAVY FIGHTER PLANE IN FIGHTING SQUADRON FIFTEEN (VF-15), ATTACHED TO THE USS ESSEX (CV-9), IN ACTION AGAINST ENEMY JAPANESE SURFACE FORCES OVER THE SIBUYAN SEA DURING THE BATTLE FOR LEYTE GULF IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS ON 25 OCTOBER 1944. RECEIVED THE NAVY CROSS AND SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION.