Don gew up in the central San Joaquin Valley of California, knowing of his adoption but of none of the facts as to who he was or names of his birth parents.
Don graduated from Exeter Union High School in 1967 and entered military service with the U.S. Army in 1968. In 1969 while serving with the 1/69th Armor, 4th Infantry Division as a Scout, Don was wounded in combat and subsequently awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for heroism.
After returning home, Don entered Military Intelligence and in 1971 was appointed a Counterintelligence Special Agent. In 1973, Don left military service and embarked on a 31 year career in law enforcement, asset protection, private investigation, and as a civil and family law independent Paralegal in California.
In 2008, an accidental discovery revealed the identity of Don's actual birth name, James Arnold Bowman, and the Bowman, Griffith, and Harris families, thus beginning a 5-year search to find the truth of what happened to him in 1949. Don is now retired, living with his wife Lucretia in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Don's goals of publishing this book are to renew the tragic story of this terrible adoption agency; to remind the States of Tennessee, California, New York, and others that received the adoptees, of the total lack of justice afforded to the Victims; and, to seek legal assistance in Tennessee for the revocation of Don's unlawful adoption and restoration of his birth name.
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