Born LeRoy, IL and joined Navy at age 17, July 8 1953.
Great Lakes NTC, QMSA School Bainbridge, MD., USS Badoeng Strait (CVE -
116), San Diego, CA. Transferred USNR Oct 31, 1956; reenlisted Navy July
29, 1959. Served on USS Tarawa (CVS-40); Naval Justice School, Newport,
R.I., Sep 59/Oct 59; USS Forrestal (CVA-59); USS Enterprise (CVA(N)-65);
SERE Training Sep 66/Oct 66; COMUSMACV Vietnam Oct 66/Oct 67; USS Corry
(DD-817) Nov 67/Sep 68; Office of JAG WashDC Feb 69/Jan 70; HAL-3 Feb 70/Feb
71; CHNAVADVGRP MACV Feb 71/Jan 73; MAAG China, Mar 73/Sep 74; released
Fleet Reserve Sep 3, 1974. The greatest career of my life.
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