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Longest-serving U.S. Marine retires after 43 years of service

By Carol Ann Benanti | Staten Island Advance (Tribune News Service) | Published: January 5, 2017

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — After more than 43 years of service to our country, United States Marine Corps Col. Edmund J. Bowen retired during a solemn, ceremonial tribute hosted recently in Washington, D.C.

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