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local farmer is also a war veteran

Friday, November 10, 2017 14:35 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

A local farmer was an air force pilot in two different wars.

But.....Ed Bowmar is humble about his service to the country.

Bowmar grew up on a cattle and hog farm south of Kingsford Heights.

He now owns the farm.....that now grows corn and soybeans.

Bowmar says he served close to a year in Vietnam......doing things like flying supplies

to ground troops.

He also had to fly the bodies of soldiers and survivors out of the jungles....

In the early 90's....he left the farm for the middle east to serve a couple of months in

the skies above places like Iraq.

The 73 year old Bowmar is now retired but still helps out on the farm now operated

by his son.