Born in Rockingham, Vermont in 1940. Entered the U.S. Army in 1960, served in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia, discharged 1963. Joined US Air Force and retired as Senior Master Sergeant, after 23 years of total military service. Worked in the aircraft industry, including the F-16,C-30, U2, and F35 programs. Transferred to Arizona by Lockheed Martin and retired after 25 years of services as a Senior Field Engineer. He has served The American Legion Department of Arizona as Commander, Vice Commander Area “B” and the Department’s Judge Advocate for two years; he has been the District 11 Commander and a Post Commander. He is a member of the VFW Department Honor Guard with over 3,000 volunteer hours at the National Memorial Cemetery. Commander of the Northwest Valley Veterans Assoc. Volunteer at Surprise Stadium; raising funds to build a park for special needs youth.