San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow headed home

March 31, 2024

Sitting on a plane next to Colonel Larry Minasain of California, Dow recently flew back to the United States.


San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow is back in the United States after a six month deployment in the Middle East.

Dow, who is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army National Guard, was deployed in September. His division worked to build partnerships and increase regional security in the Middle East, including Iraq, Jordan and Kuwait.

Currently at Fort Cavazos, Texas for out processing, Dow is scheduled to to return to SLO County during the week of April 8. Dow then plans to take a few weeks off to recuperate and spend time with his family.

He is slated to return to the SLO County District Attorney’s Office on May 1.

Dow has served for 30 years in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard.


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Welcome home! I remember my trip home during the Vietnam Nam conflict. I am sure that memories of this flight will last forever in Dan Dow’s mind.

Just curious…

Did Dow receive his full salary and benefits as the SLO District Attorney while deployed?


Thank you for your service.

Thanks for fulfilling your responsibility.

What is he recuperating from? Was he sick or wounded? Or just tired from a long flight home?

Call it what you want to be politically correct, but it will always be Fort Hood to America’s warriors.

Welcome home, Dan! HOOAH!

Sure, not only was it named after a traitor to the Constitution but also a bad general. Historian Bruce Catton wrote this about John Bell Hood: “the decision to replace Johnston with Hood was probably the single largest mistake that either government made during the war.”

But, I digress. Welcome Mr. D.A. Thanks for your service to the Constitution.

It is disrespectful to the United States government, and it’s people to not accept the new official name and instead call it a name offensive to so many patriots. Rebelling against this is not in the best interest of our nation. Please reconsider. It matters.

It was a pandering decision. Cavazos was a mediocre, at best, leader.

This is Texas. Would it not make more sense, and instill more pride, should the Fort had been named after Texas native Audie Murphy? The man who was awarded every US Army combat medal for valor, and the six major valor awards from France, for actions in NINE campaigns from Africa, through Italy, through Germany, and Paris? Awarded the Medal Of Honor for holding off an German mechanized infantry Battalion supported by tanks for over an hour, firing at them while exposed atop a burning tank destroyer…by himself? Went from lowly Private, to 1st Lieutenant in just under 3 years while in combat, picking up THREE Purple Hearts in the process? Retired as a Captain in 1969? Has numerous clubs, buildings, associations, and competition awards named after him?

Cavazos, has the box marked “minority” checked off as his claim to fame.

That’s an outstanding and far more appropriate recommendation for renaming Fort Hood. I doubt the majority of Americans are familiar with his story or even recognize the name of America’s most decorated WW2 soldier. Surely, they would be amazed to learn that Audie Murphy was initially rejected by the military because he was too young and underweight. With the help from his older sister who signed an affidavit which falsely testified about Audie’s age, he enlisted in the Army just 10 days after his 17th birthday. Even more astonishing, Murphy saw extensive combat, was hospitalized numerous times for malaria and multiple combat wounds to his hip and legs and earned all those medals including the Medal of Honor before he turned 21. Compare his life to many of the young men of today who make skateboarding, defacing property with graffiti and blocking traffic in the name of social justice as their primary avocation. It’s no wonder the WW2 generation is aptly called “The Greatest Generation”.

It’s disrespectful to the country to rewrite history; that’s something they did in the Soviet Union. The Forts were named after Confederate generals because they were located in states where the citizens thereof had been in rebellion. The U.S. government naming the forts after Confederate generals was done to gain the support of the local population. If we are going to get our panties in a bunch over that, how long before we change the name of the Washington monument to the “Transgender Unity Obelisk” or level the Jefferson memorial in order to erase the memory of two slave owning southerners.

It’s disrespectful to name our base’s with the names of traitors.

Dar and the rest can fade away to the history books, good riddance.

No free stuff for traitors.

“change the name of the Washington monument to the “Transgender Unity Obelisk”” Said no one, ever (wth).

Thanks for the explanation, I was thinking Fort “What”, did the army build a new base I don’t know about?