Carrow grew up in Colorado and elsewhere in a military
family, and returns to Colorado for high school class
reunions. He served on active duty in the Navy and then
in United States Army Nurse Corps during a 28 year career,
with tours at Fort Leavenworth, San Antonio, Hawaii,
Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, and two tours in
Jon holds bachelor's
degrees in History and Nursing from
the University of Kentucky and a Master's Degree
in Nursing from The Catholic University of America.
served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and retired
from the United States Army at the rank of Colonel at
Walter Reed Army Hospital, where he served as Infection
Control Officer and then, after retirement, as
a civilian nurse.
served as a volunteer at the Whitman Walker Center during
the height of the AIDS epidemic.
has three great passions: travel, railroads [full-size
and model] and canines of any size or shape. In addition
to his military service, he has traveled extensively
all over the United States and in Europe by automobile
has taken two locomotive engineering classes in Great
Britain and made three trans-Canada rail journeys.
has also taken many cruises, most recently on
the world's largest cruise ship, The Oasis of the
and then on the Disney Wonder.
Jon and Donn Murphy live in Arlington, Virginia
and Fort lauderdale, Florida, when they are not traveling.
share their home with their faithful rescue pal, NEWMAN