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Daily Journal
     September 17, 2020      #56-261 KDJ

Manteno native's love for skydiving and

By Jeff Bonty

Three days after he turned 17 years old in 1963, Mike McGowan left Manteno and followed in the footsteps of his older brother by joining the Navy.

“It seemed like the thing to do. The Navy was great,” McGowan recalled this week in a telephone interview with the Daily Journal.

It was the starting point for him to work in a career involving his life-long passions of skydiving and photography.

“I saw I could sign up for parachute rigging. It was a no-brainer,” McGowan said.

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