World War II Honor Roll

Marvin D Lowry
Class of 1936

Sergeant U. S. Army
337th Infantry, 85th Division

Entered the Service from: Maryland
Died: 2/20/1945     KIA  Italy 
Buried at: Reform Cemetery, Knoxville, MD


Bronze Star Purple Heart Good Conduct Africa European theater




The News, September 13, 1944
PFC. MARVIN D. LOWRY, of Brunswick, Md., has been awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement in action while serving with the 85th "Custer" Division on the Fifth Army front in Italy.
While on a security patrol, Lowry and three other soldiers discovered a large group of Germans concealed on the side of a hill in the rear of their company. Realizing the potential threat to their company's rear, they executed a surprise attack against the enemy group and captured 19 of them.
He is the son of Mrs. Lilly M. Lowry, 405 Walnut street, Brunswick.
The News, March 5, 1945
Sgt. Marvin Dera Lowry, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. David S. Lowry, 405 Walnut street, Brunswick, has been killed in action in Italy, his parents were notified Sunday by the War Department. The message said only that Sgt. Lowry had been killed on February 20.
Sgt. Lowry, an infantryman, had been in service over two years and held the Bronze Star for bravery in action, which involved capture of a number of Germans some time ago. His family received three letters from him on Friday, dated February 12, 14, 15, saying he was well.
The Brunswick man had been slightly wounded in action just before Christmas and received the Purple Heart at that time. He later informed his parents that he had recovered from his wound and rejoined his outfit. In addition to the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, he had received the Good Conduct medal and held a ribbon citation.
Sgt. Lowry had been in Italy since December 1943. He entered service about a year prior to that time and had basic training in this country at Camp Polk, La., a camp on the Pacific coast and at Camp Dix, N. J., before going overseas.
He was a graduate of Brunswick High School, Class of 1936, and was employed at Brunswick by the Fruit Growers Express before entering the Army. He was unmarried. Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers and four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Bingham, Weverton; Sherman and Paul Lowry, Brunswick; Vernon Lowry, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mrs. Louise Marsden, Frederick; Miss Geraldine Brunswick; and Mrs. Helen Cassell, Glen Burnie.