Trying to learn about a J.T. Bowers who served in the US Navy (probably as an officer). I have an artifact inscribed J.T.Bowers, USN that was made about 1905. I have found a John T. Bowers, Jr. that apparently served from 1928 until at least the end of WWII, and commanded a couple of ships (USS Sands and USS Schroeder) in the war. It is possible that he acquired the artifact used and had it inscribed in or after 1928, but I have been told that he came from a Navy family, and I'm wondering if his father, who obviously would have been John T. Bowers, Sr., might have been in the Navy?