Georgetown, Guyana – (January 20, 2017) His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, MSS, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Government of Guyana expressed condolences on the passing of retired Lieutenant Colonel (Lt. Col.) Claude Vibart Bowen, MEM.

Lt. Col. Bowen was commissioned as an Officer in the British Guiana Volunteer Force. On the eve of Guyana’s attainment of Independence in May 1966, he enlisted and was commissioned as an officer in the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).

During his military career, Lt. Col. Bowen held many appointments, including Deputy Commandant of the Guyana People’s Militia and Adjutant General of the Guyana Defence Force. He served in the Force for 21 years and was the recipient of the Military Efficiency Medal (MEM).

Lt. Col. Bowen passed away on January 18, 2017.

President Granger extends sincere condolences to the wife, Ms. Aileen Bowen, children and relatives of the late Lt. Col. Bowen.

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