Born in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico in 1928. Active duty, US Army, First Sergeant and Battalion Sergeant Major, with service in Korea. First Sergeant, US Army, Retired in 1970. Budget Analyst, Department of the Army, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Retired in 1985. As a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Fry Chapter 14, Sierra Vista, Arizona, he volunteers 5 days a week assisting veterans and their families who are filing claims. He visits veterans who are in long term care. As a member of Saint Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, he coordinates programs for senior citizens. He also served as Vice President for the Sierra Vista Senior Citizen Advisory Committee, 1995-2000. Other community service included serving as Commissioner, Parks and Recreation Commission, 1988-1991; and Member, Parks Leisure and Recreation Department, 1995-2000.