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Welcome to the home of Nighthawk: A Young Airman’s Tour at Clark Air Base, my first book.

“While staring at the image I felt a strange sensation move through my body. It seemed that the dawn had broken the chains holding distant memories hostage.” Bill Bowers

Nighthawk reads with humbleness in a voice spattered with a sly sense of humor reminiscent of Hawkeye Pierce from the TV show MASH.  This coming-of-age military story bursts the mold of the military memoir genre by holding nothing back including exciting exploits, daring adventures, important life lessons and even a young man falling in love for the first time.

“The book grips you from the beginning.  As Bill stares in the mirror, memories of his childhood flood his mind.  Wondering if he is about to die, he has an epiphany.  His soul is calling to him.  He must share his story with the world.” Tyler O’Shea

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My Heart Skips a Beat for A Man in Uniform

Call me old-fashioned, but every time I see a man in uniform my heart skips a beat. And if that man is in a military uniform, I get butterflies in my stomach, goosebumps all over my body and suddenly, I forget to breathe. I thought Valentine’s Day would be the

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The 27th Anniversary of Operation Desert Shield Becoming Operation Desert Storm

This past Wednesday, January 17th marked the 27th anniversary of when Operation Desert Shield turned into Operation Desert Storm.  There are certain events in lifethat take us back to a time when we will always remember what we were doing, and who we were with.  Operation Desert Storm seems to be

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Have I Made A Difference?

Have I made a difference?  I find myself asking such probing questions as I get older.  Or what my Dad used to categorize as “getting a little long in the tooth.”  Dad was pretty folksy.  One day I’ll tell you about the Pine Float.  But back to my point; have

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Kevin Fiske and Bill Bowers 3rd SPG Reunion

The Character From Philadelphia That Became My Brother

Thirty- one years ago, I landed at Clark Air Base in the Philippines and met a character from Philly. Little did I know then that this jacka$$ would become more than just a friend, he became my brother. That character from Philadelphia was the one and only Bill Bowers, the

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