Through The Eyes

SGT Arthur L. Markart 1st Cavalry 2nd BN 5th Cav Division, D Company 6/70-4/71

SGT Arthur L. Markart 1st Cavalry 2nd BN 5th Cav Division, D Company 6/70-4/71

My father and his best friend in Vietnam met again after 40 years because of this site!

Doug emailed me several years ago after stumbling on this site and recognizing not only my father but pictures I posted of the two of them together. I passed along his email to my father and they were able to meet several times before Doug's passing in 2018.

My father credits Doug for helping to teach him many of the ins and outs of life in Vietnam. Ins and outs that undoubtedly helped my father survive. I am forever grateful to him for the friendship he shared with my father all those years ago.

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Brothers Forever
Carroll Douglas Fowler
February 2, 1951 - July 17, 2018

Carroll Douglas Fowler, age 67, loving Father and Grand Daddy passed away on July 17, 2018. Doug was born Feb 2, 1951 in Houston, TX to Kevin and Vance Fowler, the oldest of seven children.

Doug Graduated High school in Baldwin Park, CA, then joined the U.S. Army.

After Advanced Infantry Training he was transferred to combat duty in Vietnam. At the end of his one-year tour of duty he obtained the rank of Sergeant and was awarded two Bronze Star medals, one for Valor as well as several other awards. While in the Army he completed two assignments on Drill Sergeant duty at Fort Dix, NJ and Fort Jackson, SC. Doug contributed 20 years of honorable service when he retired from the military as a Sergeant First Class.

He later moved to Atlanta, GA, and became a Federal security officer with the Federal Reserve Bank; receiving a medical retirement. A few years later he moved to Greenville, NC to be closer to his children. Later in his life he moved to Oklahoma City, OK to be near to his aging Father.

Douglas loved life, reading about history and travel, traveling to several overseas locations and being with family.

He is survived by his children, Jason and David Fowler, Jennifer Ulrich, and Emily Horton; grandchildren, Jasmyne Fowler and Westin Ulrich.