My son, my hero. SFC Collin J. Bowen
My son was SFC Collin J. Bowen. He was injured on 1/2/08 and died of his injuries on 3/14/08. He was the toughest kid I know. He loved the military. He only had some 22 days left in country when a friend fo his asked if he would drive the Humvee on another mission. Collin's character was such that he couldn't say no. The mission was completed and they had stop just over 2 miles from the base to celebrate the completed successful mission. They were sitting in the vehicle smoking cuban cigars when when the remote detonated IED exploded. Collin was burnt on 56% of his body and sent to the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. He was the perfect warrior! He fought for and believed in our country's freedom. He is a true American Hero!!
Mike Bowen, Father of a Fallen Warr