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Robert J. Cowen

Private, U.S. Army

42191267

Company E
414th Infantry
104th Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: April 21, 1945
Buried at: Arlington Cemetery
                  Cove Road
                  Pennsauken NJ 08110
Awards: Purple Heart


PRIVATE ROBERT J. COWEN was the son of Edgar and Catherine Cowen. He was born in Camden NJ on May 6, 1926 and had a brother, Clifford, and a sister, June Marie. The Cowen family family lived at 133 North 26th Street in East Camden. Edgar Cowen supported his family by working as a machinist in a radio factory. Robert Cowen graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, on Federal Street in Camden NJ, in June of 1944. He worked for the Wicks Engineering Company in Camden before being drafted into the Army on October 28, 1944. 

Sent overseas in February of 1945, Private Cowen was killed in action while serving our nation in Germany on April 21, 1945. The body of Robert Cowen was returned home to New Jersey after the war. On December 9, 1948 Robert Cowen was laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken NJ. He was survived by his parents and a sister, June Marie Cowen.


Robert Cowen
lived in this house
at
133 North 26th Street, Camden NJ

Photographs taken December 31, 2002

Camden
Courier-Post

December 7, 1948



Robert Cowen is remembered by his neighbor, Doris Cuneo


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