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I grew up in Kennebunk, Maine, a golf caddy of the Bush family and their friends. I knew the whole family that summered in Kennebunkport, especially George Sr., his parents, and many others. I later was hired to be summer groundskeeper of the Bush estate there for 4 years. USA Senator Ed Muskie, D ME, lived nearby too, and was often on the golf course summers. Of course George Sr. became president, and Muskie secretary of state. Kennebunkport was a small DC-north in summer then. We local kids were more or less in awe of these 'local' political celebrities. Some of our teachers and parents taught us to think of them as 'leaders'. They were wrong. The Vietnam War and a college education made a lot of this clear as we got older, and studied all of US history, human rights, and the Constitution. I met Bob Bowman in 2008, when it was clear to many people with good sense that 9-11 was a fraud, that the attendant wars were frauds, and that DC must be full of cowards and criminals to have permitted it, and covered up the people and reasons behind it. I asked Bob to come to Concord, NH for an event supporting the impeachment of the fraud President GW Bush, initiated by 80+ year old NH state representative and US Army vet Betty Hall, who had introduced such an impeachment bill into the NH House. Bob agreed to speak to 500 or so attenders from across New England, along with Dan Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers) and NH's infamous Granny D (who at age 88 walked across the US for campaign finance reform). I had barely heard of Bob at that time, but knew that he was not only a USAF Lt. Col. (ret), a PhD in aerospace engineering, and the first US 'star wars' director, but also a brave man of great integrity, who refused to back away from a fight for the facts of war and peace, who knew the country was in deep trouble after 9-11, which as he told us, could not have happened unless someone at the top ordered our military to stand down. Bob gave a rousing talk that Concord night, inspiring all to seek and understand the facts, support the Constitution, love our families, friends and country, and fight for the truth, so it and a US based on it should not perish. This was the first time I has ever seen, let alone met in person, a US military man who finally fit the best definitions of 'patriot' that my best Maine childhood school teachers had instilled in me. The time could not have been better. The nation and I needed such a man, and such a voice, after the crimes and treason of 9-11. This man was the real deal; a real American patriot and hero, who was not motivated by politics of self-interest, imperial or any other power for its own sake, or money. He was motivated by the founding American ideals that all US kids learn in books, but almost never see practiced in DC; as though they are myths. Bob Bowman was no myth. He was a flesh and blood champion of what American leaders are supposed to be. Bob and I became friends. I tried to schedule New England speaking events for him and occasionally succeeded. I came to know him and his wife, who my family hosted in Connecticut as needed. It was always a privilege just to spend time with Bob, to pick his seemingly infinite brain on the tech and the policy facts and questions of modern war and peace. I encouraged Bob to write a book about it all, but apparently he was too busy trying in person, coast to coast, to get the rest of us to know what he knew, and do what he knew needed doing, before it might be too late. Now, someone should write that book, I hope with Maggie's help. The nation should love Bob for what he gave us. Much of the country does. I do. There can never be too many reflections on what Bob wanted for us all, or tributes to his character, service, talents, compassion and conscience. It was an honor to know him. I will carry him in my heart and mind always, praying, as he would want us all to do, that our great people will wake up, and do what is right in the world, and at home. I can think of no better example of a modern man who lived Thomas Jefferson's call of virtue in the Declaration of Independence, that patriots need in times of great threat, to place their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor before all else in the service of their nation, to secure the blessings of freedom and liberty for themselves and their posterity. Thank you Bob, for your courageous example and friendship. You towered above the Bushes and the Muskies of my America. Rest in peace.
Posted by harold burbank
Sunday August 25, 2013 at 6:26 am
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