TRIBUTE TO LT COL KENNETH BOW, USAR RET; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 87
(Extensions of Remarks - June 11, 2009)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1376]
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                             HON. DAVE CAMP

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, June 11, 2009

  Mr. CAMP. Madam Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to LT COL 
Kenneth Bow, USAR RET, in recognition of his 70th birthday this 
Saturday, June 13, 2009.
  Kenneth Bow retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in 1993 with the rank 
of LT COL. He joined the ROTC at Michigan State in 1958. After 
graduation as an Electrical Engineer, he began his active duty as a 
Second Lieutenant at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Later, from 1963 to 1965, 
he was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. After being honorably 
discharged, he immediately joined the 578th Research and Development 
Unit in the USAR in Midland, Michigan.
  On active-duty training assignments over his army career, he served 
in many Mobilization Designee positions, mainly in the Ft. Belvoir 
Research Development and Engineer Center. His training projects were 
highly technical and engineering-oriented, such as standardization of 
controls across an electrical generator family and related self 
diagnosis; and the impact of chlorofluorocarbon, CFC, regulations on 
users. In addition, LT COL Bow co-chaired management of selected 
engineering and financial teams assembled to conceptualize the design 
of a state-of-the-art, $100 million automated logistical center/
warehouse at Sharpe Army Depot in California.
  In his more than twenty-eight years serving the USAR, LT COL Bow was 
highly decorated with the following awards: Meritorious Service Medal, 
Army Commendation Medal, USAR Achievement Medal with three Bronze Oak 
Leaves, National Defense Service Medal, and Armed Forces Reserve Medal 
with Hour-Glass Device.
  In 1965, Kenneth Bow joined the Dow Chemical Company in Midland, 
Michigan, rising to the highest research professional rank of Research 
Scientist at the time of his retirement in 2007.
  On behalf of the Fourth Congressional District of Michigan, I am 
honored today to recognize LT COL Kenneth Bow in celebration of his 
70th birthday. I hope the year to come will bring him health, 
happiness, and special times with family and friends. Birthdays are a 
time to reminisce over good memories and make new ones. I hope that his 
is special.