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Colonel Bill Bower was a pilot in the Doolittle Raid. His son, Jim Bower, along with a neighborhood friend, tells us about Col. Bower's life and impact after his time of military service. Available in high definition.


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This work, The Real Heroes, by SrA Darren Scott, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.19.2013

Date Posted:07.29.2013 2:23PM

Category:Package

Video ID:297520

VIRIN:130319-F-HL434-001

Filename:DOD_100873182

Length:00:04:22

Location:AURORA, CO, USGlobe

Hometown:BOULDER, CO, US

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