Place of Birth - Olmito, Texas.
Marital Status - Single.
I retired from the Federal Government in March of 95 ... at which time
I ... :
Became active in politics.
Continued Community activism.
Attempted to start a home business operation but wasn't able to establish
the necessary clientelle so I closed shop in 2000.
1973-1995: I was first hired by the Bonneville Power Administration,
U.S. Department of Energy, as an Employee Development Specialist. I later
served in the position of Supervisor of Staffing and Recruitment and later
became a Labor Relations Specialist. In this last position I was a member
of a team that dealt with 16 differrent unions known as the Columbia Power
Trades Council in collective bargaining, contract administration and employee
6/72 to 4/73: assistant Director, Education Center, Portland State University.
The education Center, located on North East Martin Luthor King Boulevard,
was a “Store-Front” facility where admission standards were waived for
certain minority and academically disadvantaged students in need of tutorial
and /or financial aid. In this position, I had administrative responsibilities
for student enrollment, recruitment of faculty, class scheduling and that
of helping students obtain tutorial assistance and financial aid.
10/71 to 6/72: Admissions Counselor, Portland State University. In addition
to my regular duties, I was assigned the responsibility of helping minority
and disadvantaged students obtain tutorial assistance and financial aid.
Military Service - U.S. Navy:
Joined on Feb., 16, 1956;
I was assigned to CO 144, at the US Naval Training Center, Great Lakes,
Illinois on or about Feb. 19, 1956 and graduated at the end of April 1956;
My first Sea Duty Assignment was the USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN CVA-39 on which
I served from May, 10, 1956 through Sept. (??) 1959 at which time I recieved
my discharge and returned home to Olmito, Texas:
I re-enlisted in Dec. 1959 reported to Long Beach Naval Station where
I was assigned to the USS McGinty DE-365 which was a Naval Reserve Training
Ship stationed in Swan Island, Portland Oregon. The McGinty was recommisioned
in Oct. 1961 and deployed to Vietnam. The crew consisted of 40 regular
Navy personnel (the traning crew) and the rest of the crew was composed
of Naval Reserves. We were one of the first 7 ships assigned to help
train the South Vietnamese to patrol their coast and seek contraband on
ships that entered their coastal waters. We returned to Portland in July
1962. I continued to train Reserves on the McGinty until mid 1965:
In 1965 I completed 10 years of sea duty and was transfered to Corpus
Christi Naval Station where I served as an Assistant Brig Warden:
Upon completion of my two years of shore duty I volunteered to return
to Vietnam and was selected as a Blue Ribbon Crew to reactivate the USS
New Jersey BB-62 in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania which was going to deploy
to Vietnam. However, on the 17th of July, while still under travel
orders, I was a passenger in a vehicular accident that caused me to be
hosptialized and unable to report to my assignment.
I wound up in St. Albans Naval Hospital and later transfered to the
Bremerton Naval Hospital in Bremerton, Washington from where I retired
on the 1st of March,1968.