Rank: Lieutenant Colonel (Ret)
Retirement Date: Disability, March 5, 1985
Deceased: December 2013
Number of Years of Service: 21
City and State: Ridge Manor, Florida
Branches: Infantry, Special Forces, Military Intelligence
Number of Children: 1 Daughter
Awards: Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Silver Star, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Gold Star, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Vietnamese Service Medal w/8 Campaign Stars, National Defense Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/OLC, Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal w/V Device, Bronze Star Medal w/2 OLC, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation, Master Parachutist Wings, Combat Infantryman Badge.
Civilian/Military Schools & Degrees: University of Miami, Florida; Mexico City College, Mexico; University of Nebraska at Omaha (Bachelors of Political Science Degree); Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning; Basic Airborne School, Fort Benning; Jump Master School, Fort Kobbe, CZ; MATA Sector Unit, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; DLI Vietnamese, Biggs Field, Texas; National Security Management Course and MIOAC, Fort Hollibird, Maryland; Area Intelligence Transition Course, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Area Intelligence Training, The Farm, Virginia; DLI German, Monterey, California
Summary of Assignments: Special Forces A-Team Executive Officer, Ft. Gulik, CZ (Spanish Linguist); Rifle Platoon Leader and XO, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry, Fort Kobbe, CZ; Heavy Weapons Platoon Leader, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry, Fort Kobbe, CZ; S-1 and Adjutant, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry, Fort Kobbe, CZ; ARVN Long Range Recon Patrol (LRRP) Advisor (Vietnamese Linguist), ARVN Infantry Battalion Advisor, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, VA; Senior Platoon Advisor (Officer Basic Course) 27th Co. 2nd Student Battalion, TSB, Fort Benning, Georgia; Operations Officer, Director of Intelligence, The Infantry School and Center, Fort Benning, Georgia; Chief, Collection Branch, 525th MI Group, RVN; 573rd MI Group Field Collection Detachment Commander, RVN; Commander, Alaska Detachment, USASSG, ACSI, Fort Richardson, Alaska; SGS, HQ, USAINTA, Fort Meade, Maryland; Detailed to CIA, Washington, DC; Area Intelligence Officer (AI), (Great Skills), CONUS; Commander/Operations Officer, 430th MI Battalion, Field Support Element, Munich, Germany (German Linguist); Facilities Officer, RDJTF (Design, Funding and Construction of all USCENTCOM CONUS Facilities), MacDill AFB, Tampa, Florida; Facilities Officer, USCENTCOM, MacDill, AFB, Tampa, Florida
Jobs/Profession following military: For several years following my involuntary separation, I was unemployable and uninsurable, so I owned and operated a 40 acre RV Park, campground and canoe livery on the Withlacoochee River in Florida’s beautiful central highlands north of Dade City.
Current hobbies/interests: I continue to reside on the river; remain active in animal rescue and occasionally travel to the Gulf Coast to pursue my hobbies of offshore sailing and SCUBA.