“GOWEN, A.D. Jr. Cpl Son of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Gowen, husband of the former Roielee Lawson. Entered the Army in September 1941, trained at San Francisco. Served in Aleutians, on Attu. Has Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon with battle stars.”
Sounds like Shorty was right to worry about Dee in the Spring and Summer of 1943. Dee may well have been involved with the Battle of Attu, in which 549 Americans and 2,850 Japanese were killed and another 1,148 Americans were wounded.