Michelle, I did some some searching. There's a Hattie Bowman who was married to a James East in North Carolina. Together they had 2 sons, Vester Monroe East (b. 1927) and Donald Eugene East (b. 1941). Both sons appear to have served in the military but it's difficult to confirm. In 1965 Donald would only have been 24, so who knows? Fold3.com may have more specific military records that could help your search. I know I got several military tidbits about relatives there a while back. Good luck!