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Army recruiter John Dow’s ‘full-circle’ service experience made him the man that he is today

From left, Dennis, John and Steven Dow before John was deployed in April 2002 (Photo provided)   By Jonathan Coffman KyForward intern   John Dow’s mother asked him an important question as he neared the end of high school: How did he plan to pay for college?   His family would not be paying for it, so Dow found a solution. At 17, he enlisted in the Army Reserve on Jan. 7, 1999.   At...