Enlisted in the Navy in October 1965. Attended Boot Camp and "A” school for Interior Communications Technician at Great Lakes.
Reported aboard USS Franklin D Roosevelt CVA - 42 for West PAC Cruise to Vietnam, 1966 to 1967. This was followed by a Med Cruise 1967 to 1968. Then spent a year in dry dock in Portsmouth Virginia from 1968 to 1969.
Two years Inactive Reserves, then Re-enlisted 1973 for two years in the Naval Reserves.
Joined the VFW in 2010. Have held positions of Trustee four times, Jr Vice Commander, and Commander.