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Jack A. Bowman A Veteran's Story


Courtesy Jack Bowman

Freshly out of basic, Jack Bowman visits home.

Jack A. Bowman was born in Grinnell, Iowa and lived there until he turned seventeen.

As a teenager, he found himself helping on the family farms in Colorado and Wyoming. "I was a farm hand helping with corn, planting and harvesting." said Bowman. It was during this time he was home based in Pine Bluffs and that is where he was when the United States Army found him and drafted him in 1969.

After basic training Bowman found himself assigned to the 24th Med D Company. He would serve two years and during his two years he would find himself abroad and doing a seventeen month tour in Osburg, Ger...

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