Ralph Lee Bowerman

Soldier, Composer

1934 –


Who is Ralph Lee Bowerman?

Master Sergeant Ralph Lee Bowerman, is a composer, songwriter, musician and entertainer. A saxophone player since childhood, Ralph Bowerman is best known for winning the US Army Bicentennial Army hymn competition on June 14, 1975, and for the memorial service at Arlington National Cemetery, during which SFC Ralph Lee Bowerman's composition "Mighty Is Our Army," the winning selection from over 1,200 entries in the Army Chaplains' Bicentennial Army Hymn Composers Competition, was presented. Ralph has also performed in a honky tonk band with country singer Loretta Lynn during the early 60's.

A prolific composer, Ralph Bowerman is credited with numerous marches and songs, including the "TDY Blues", the US Army V Corps March "It Will Be Done", and the US 3rd Armored Division's "Spearhead March". Ralph has also written poetry, which he shares with his family and close friends.

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Aug 14, 1934

on July 23, 2013


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