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
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
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.