|Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD: 1934-2013|
|News - News Releases By AE911Truth|
|Written by Dick Scar, BSAE|
|Tuesday, 10 September 2013 16:34|
Courageous Patriot, Scholar, and Supporter of AE911Truth
Editor's note: Dr. Bob Bowman appears in the landmark AE911Truth documentary 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out, in which he declares, “I signed that petition because the American people need the truth about 9/11." In honor of Dr. Bowman, we will keep his signature on our petition.
We were privileged to have Dr. Bob Bowman on our side. He passed away while battling cancer on August 22nd at his home in Melbourne, FL.
Bob earned his PhD in aeronautics and nuclear engineering at Caltech. He retired as a lieutenant colonel after 22 years in the Air Force, which included 101 missions as a fighter pilot in Vietnam. While he is best known for his role as Director of Advanced Space Programs for the Air Force during the Ford and Carter Administrations, he was also a leading critic of the “Star Wars” direction of the program during the Reagan Administration.
Bob won the Democratic primary for Florida’s 15th Congressional District seat in 2006 as an outspoken Scholar for 9/11 Truth. During the campaign, he said of the government's refusal to release key 9/11 evidence, “If they have nothing to hide, why are they hiding everything?”
Bob was also one of the early signers of the AE911Truth petition and was one of 43 experts interviewed in Experts Speak Out, stating, "When I saw the Twin Towers fall down, I knew this could not happen. Those airplanes and those fires could not cause the buildings to come down the way they did.”
AE911Truth founder Richard Gage, AIA, had high praise for Bowman. "It was a privilege to know and work with Bob.” he said on an episode of Andrew Steele’s 9/11 Free Fall radio show that was dedicated in Bowman's memory.
One reason for Bob's tremendous influence was that he understood that people of all political persuasions had reason to question 9/11 and the events that followed. “Both the left and the right have been alienated and mistreated by our government and the powers that be,” he once said.
Bob was a true patriot who inspired thousands of us, and he will forever hold a special place in our hearts.