GEORGE A.STOWELL, COLONEL IN MARINES
Commander of Submarine Base at Coco Solo, Canal Zone
War Hero Dies at 48
WASHINGTON, November 24, 1937 – Lieutenant Colonel George A. Stowell of the Marine Corps, who had an outstanding record in the World War, died today of coronary thrombosis at Coco Solo, Canal Zone, where he was in command of the Marine Barracks at the submarine base. He was 48 years of age.
Colonel Stowell was born on August 31, 1889 in Portland, Oregon, and was appointed a Second Lieutenant from civil life in 1913.
He was at the occupation of Vera Cruz in 1914 and in 1915 and early 1916 participated in operations against Cacos in Haiti, including the capture of Fort Riviera. He next went to the Dominican Republic, taking part in the engagement against hostile natives at Durate.
During the World War he served in France with the Sixth Regiment of Marines in the Second Division.
Colonel Stowell was cited for gallantry in action and also received from the French Government the Croix de Guerre.
STOWELL, GEORGE ANDREW
LT COL USMC
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/24/1937
- BURIED AT: SECTION EAST SITE 4814 SH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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