(1936-2011) Born in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1936, and grew up in Colorado and California. Graduate, North American School of Conservation, Newport Beach, California. Enlisted in the US Army Infantry in 1959 and assigned to Korea. Wounded twice in Vietnam, retired in 1969, Sergeant First Class. Relocated to Phoenix in 1995. Volunteer in Boy Scout activities. Has actively served the VA Medical Center and the State Veteran Home. 25,000 volunteer hours to the community. Raises funds for many veterans organizations. Active member in Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Military Order of World Wars, and Northwest Valley Veterans. Served as Commander of MOPH Chapter 691 for three years. Has served the MOPH Dept of Arizona as Chief of Staff, Finance Committee Chairperson for four years and as Dept Inspector.