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My Father’s Crashing Story – In His Own Words

In 1961 my father, Commander Jesse A. Bowers, was involved in a helicopter crash off San Diego. A married father of four and Navy physician, this accident changed the path of his life, and our family’s, entirely. My father was told he would never walk again. That was not an acceptable outcome for him. After […]

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My Sixteen-year-old Fatherhood Inspiration

  In 1976 I heard a song that possibly changed my idea of fatherhood forever. Not that I was a father in 1976—I was a 16-year-old Service Station Technician, specializing in vehicle fuel distribution, windshield cleansing and maintenance, fatigued internal combustion petroleum replacement specialist, and motor vehicle tire replacement artist. I drove a beige 1969 […]

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