John W. Cowden
USS West Virginia
John "Bill" Cowden, Petty Officer 1/c, born Sept. 10, 1920, St. Joseph, MO, received his BS degree in business administration from the Missouri State University. He joined the USN Sept. 24, 1940, and for six weeks was stationed at Great Lakes NTC; assigned to the USS West Virginia for five years; then stationed at the San Diego NTC.
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