This book and photographs Copyright 1996 by Thomas R. Bowerman,Sr.
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This book is dedicated to my four sons:
Charles Henry Bowerman by my first wife, Mae Brucke
Thomas Roy Bowerman, Jr., Terry Adrian Bowerman, and Barry Lynn
Bowerman by my second wife, Frances Erline Johnson.
It would be presumptious of me to consider my life to be
significant enough to warrant an autobiography, and I am not a
presumptious person. However, I lived during an interesting period,
surrounded by interesting people and events.
I also dedicate this book to my Sister, Juanita Bowerman Berman,
and to my Mother, Eunice Bales Bowerman. Both had profound influence on
my life and are responsible for whatever small degree of success I may
have had in life.
This book is based on memory and has not been fully researched,
therefore certain dates and events may have to be flip flopped
occasionally to be fully understandable. It has been said that "If you
want to tell the truth, write a novel and if you want to tell lies,
write your autobiography." All I can say is that I removed all the
lies I found. Hopefully, I got all of them.
This book has been converted from an electronic book. The
electronic book had provisions for "jumping to supporting data" and if I
failed to remove any of those it will appear to have duplication. Just
consider it to be a "flashback."
May the power be with you!
Chapter 1 My Parents
Chapter 2 My Brother Herman and Sister Juanita
Chapter 3 The Smackover Connection
Chapter 4 My Childhood Days
Chapter 5 Youth
Chapter 6 The Civilian Conservation Corps
Chapter 7 The US Navy and World War II
Chapter 8 The US Army and return to Civilian Life
Chapter 9 Charles Henry Bowerman, my first son
Chapter 10 Life after Marriage
Chapter 11 The Army Air Force
Chapter 12 The Formative Years
Chapter 13 University of Alabama
Chapter 14 Graduation, Gen Acctg Office & Army Audit Agency
Chapter 15 Courting Caton
Chapter 16 Tommy
Chapter 17 Terry
Chapter 18 Barry
Chapter 19 Anniston Army Depot
Chapter 20 Retirement
Chapter 21 Bulletin Board Systems
Chapter 22 The Declining Years - Waiting for the Fat Lady
Reference Data Important people, dates and genealogy
Navy Documents Ship gunnery officer logs from two ships
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