May 1963 joined Navy and went to San Diego Recruit Training Center, then
IC A School. December 1963 off to USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)in Alameda, CA
until my discharge into the ready reserves in April 1967. Back on active
duty October 1967 to Treasure Island induction Center and then USS Kitty
Hawk (CVA-63)in November 1967 San Diego, CA. Initiated swap to USS William
R. Rush (DD-714)in October 1968 homeported in Newport R.I.. Discharged
from Navy in October 1969. Returned to USN June 1980 at Spokane, WA and
then to Treasure Island Induction Center followed by a posting to USS Jesse
L. Brown (FF-1089) in Charleston SC. In preparation for upcoming cruise,
was sent to San Diego for DRAI School and Great Lakes, IL for Gyro School.
Transferred to USS Preble (DDG-46)in June 1982 at Norfolk, VA. Next came
the USS Caron (DD-970) February 1986 and USS Biddle (CG-34) March 1989.
Converted to Naval Counselor rating in 1987 and made Chief in 1988. Finished
my career as an instructor/instructor in charge at Naval Counselor School
in Naval Training Center Norfolk, VA. from April 1991 to June 1994. Retired
from Active Duty June 1994.