McDowell, retired after 30 years in the US Army, sits in his study with framed battalion patches from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, in Columbia

 
McDowell, retired after 30 years in the US Army, sits in his study with framed battalion patches from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, in Columbia
Mack McDowell, retired after 30 years in the US Army, sits in his study with framed battalion patches from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, in Columbia, South Carolina March 25, 2012. REUTERS/Mary Ann Chastain