| 2nd Lt.
C Troop, 106th Cavalry Recon. Squadron, 106th Cavalry
My Father, Theodore Rowman, was born in Nashua,
N.H. on 6/19/1944. He served in the Army in 1937 thru 1939 and left
as a Corporal. In 1940 he married Marjorie Goodale, also from Nashua
N.H. In 1941 I was born. He went back into the Army September 1942
in Manchester N.H. He attended Officers Candidate School at Ft.
Knox, KY. and graduated in March 1943.
He was then sent to Camp Polk, LA. for special
training. I was at Camp Polk with my Mother and Dad til he was sent
to London in June 1944. When he went back into the service he was
with the 8th Armored Division, 88th Cavalry Recn. Sqd. When his
special training was completed he was assigned as a Replacement
Officer for the 106th Cavalry, 106th Cavalry Recn. Sqd., Troop C.
He was killed in combat on 10/15/1944, in the Foret de Parroy, in
the vicinity of Nancy, France.
He is at the Epinal Cemetary in France and on
the Purple Heart Honor Roll for his service. Nashua NH put up his
name on a special WWII monument in 1953 and soon he will also be
be honored at the WWII Monument in Washington DC. He will always
be in my heart.
Patch of the 106th Cavalry
One of the 106th Cavalry favourite vehicles the M8 Armored Car.
Theodore in his uniform wearing the 8th Armored division patch with