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Riding U.S. Army Harleys

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As you can see, these photos are pretty old. They show my mom (Mary Lee Bowen) and dad (James Beverly Bowen) with U.S. Army Harleys somewhere around 1942-43.

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Dad ended up with rank of 1st Sergeant with HQ Company, Provost, Columbia Army Air Base. So, these pics show the earlier ranks and therefore I can guess the years. I not only followed in his footsteps as a motorcyclist, I also did my U.S. Army Basic Training at nearby Ft. Jackson, in 1970. Dad, who lived off base, said he occasionally commuted on the base Harleys.

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