Michael Crow graduated from Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas in 1967. He then went into the Army as a Private. In 1968 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry. Mike served as a Platoon Leader with the 1st Battalion 7th Calvary of the 1st Cav Division (Air Mobile) in Viet Nam. He was severely disabled in a helicopter crash near the Cambodian border. Mike was hospitalized at Army and V.A. hospitals for 8 months. Senator Bob Dole was influential in Mike being transferred to the V.A. hospital in Topeka as an outpatient so that he could attend Washburn University School of Law in Topeka starting in 1970.Mike earned his Juris Doctorate in law in 1973. He practiced law for one year with a large firm in Topeka. In 1974, he established his own law practice in Leavenworth County.Shortly after the Crows moved to Leavenworth, Mike became acquainted with Honorable Arthur J. Stanley, Jr., Senior Judge, United States District for the District of Kansas. Once Judge Stanley learned that Mike had served with the 7th Calvary (Custer's old unit), Judge Stanley offered Mike a position as his part-time Law Clerk. Judge Stanley became Mike's mentor.
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