Born Waco, Texas in 1930. Entered US Navy in 1948, served in Korea, discharged as Hospitalman Petty Officer in 1952. Manager and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient in the insurance industry in Texas and Arizona, retired in 1996. As an active member of Korean War Veterans Association, managed the complete renovation of the Korean War Memorial at Wesley Bolin Plaza, Phoenix. Organized the program for the re-dedication of the Korean War Memorial in November 2007. Awarded Golden Eagle Outstanding Korean War Veteran for 2007. Has been a volunteer reader to children in the schoolroom for six years fostering a love for books. Volunteer Advisor to a Junior Achievement company, volunteer baseball coach/manager, leader of senior programs at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Scottsdale.