Ticket Holder Follows Bombers While Deployed In Iraq
February 9, 2007
By Debbie Juniewicz
Staff Writer, Dayton Daily News
DAYTON, Ohio - His wife, his son and the Dayton Bombers – that's what Senior Master Sgt. Joe Bovair missed most during his recent Iraq deployment.
Bovair, who is assigned to the 88th Security Forces Squadron, returned home Jan. 28 to hugs and kisses from his wife Connie and 5-year-old son Kevin, and within 48 hours, was at the Nutter Center enjoying power plays and penalty kills.
"I absolutely missed the Bombers," the season ticket holder said. "A couple of us brought our jerseys to Iraq, and I'd check daytonbombers.com and read articles whenever I got a chance."
Bovair has been pleasantly surprised by the Bombers' success this season. At 22-14-4 and 48 points, the Bombers have already surpassed their win and point totals from the 2005-06 season. Dayton, which ranks third in the North Division standings, has the best winning percentage in the division at .600.