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Jane and Family, My sincere condolences on Joe's passing. I had the honor to serve with him during our affiliation with NMCB-25. FairVKU winds and following sea's shipmate.

CWO3 Richard E Rozman, Retired.

Posted by: Richard Rozman    May 14, 2018

I met Joe when we were both members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25. We shared a few laughs and good times. He was way too young to pass away, but then we don't have the option of deciding, God does.
My condolences to all of his family, he was a good man.

Posted by: Tom Flood - Waupaca, WI - Served in the Military together   May 11, 2018

I was blessed with knowing Mr Bowerman and words can not express how saddened I am by his passing may god keep you all in his hands at this time you need him most

Posted by: Miona Madden - Des Moines, IA   May 11, 2018

You could always rely on Joe to get it done. He was a great Seabee and friend,he also knew which button to push to get you going but always made it happen. My sympathy to his family
Master Chief Ozzie Klein
former CMC 25 th Battalion

Posted by: ozzie klein - lake kinden, MI - Served in the Military together   May 10, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I didn't know him personally, but heard many fond stories of him, as I was a friend of his parents. The world has truly lost a great man. I knew his other siblings; all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Cindy Nielsen - Dubuque, IA - Acquaintance   May 10, 2018

Many of us have had the privilege of serving with this great Seabee. He was someone whom I would have wanted on my team if I had to go to war. He was plain speaking and often told you what you might not want to hear but you knew he could be relied upon because he had "your back." I served in the battalion with CMC Bowerman and had the pleasure of getting to know this great patriot. May his family find comfort in the Lord and each other. May Joe rest in eternal peace.

Posted by: Alan Arendt - NAS Glenview NMCB Two Five, IL - Served in the Military together   May 10, 2018

When I met Joe I was third class and he was second class at Glen View Ill. . We learned to work together as we progressed through the ranks. We excelled in pranks especially to Officers. Good By shipmate and friend may fair winds and following seas be with you I now have the watch.

Posted by: Dale Christianson - Henderson, NV - Served in the Military together   May 10, 2018

A great guy and a hard working man, I specialy enjoyed his great sense of humor. Condolences to Jane and family, R.I.P. Joe.

Posted by: Richard Zahina - dubuque, IA - Coworker   May 10, 2018


Posted by: Andrew - MD - Acquaintance   May 10, 2018

I have had the Honor and Privilege of serving with Joe for many years. He has always seem to make the difficult tasks we were assigned easy and fun to do. With his Can Do attitude we always had a mission accomplished. I Pray to the Lord that He gives his family the strength to deal with their loss. May God Bless Joe.

Posted by: Wally Ergish - Norridge, IL - Served in the Military together   May 09, 2018