Branch: Infantry, Aviation
Retirement Date: March 1978
Number of Years of Service: 20
Wife’s Name: Mary; Children: 1; Grandchildren: 2
City and State: Cordova, South Carolina
Summary of Assignments: Following OCS, stayed at Fort Benning, Georgia as a TAC Officer until 1967; then attended Fixed Wing Flight School at Fort Stewart, Georgia and Fort Rucker, Alabama. Served in Vietnam with the 125th Airplane Company in Ban Me Thuot from 1967 to 1968. Returned to Fort Stewart as a Flight Instructor, then Flight Commander until 1970, then went to the Army Officers Career Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. Then went back to Vietnam via the Helicopter Transition Course at Fort Rucker and was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division in Bien Hoa as an XO of a slick company, then as a Company Commander of the General Support Platoon. The second Vietnam tour was 71-72. Then I returned to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, graduating in December 1973. Then I attended C&GS at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas until 1975. Then I went back to Fort Benning, Georgia working in the DTD as project officer for new training devices doing a lot of traveling throughout the U.S. I worked on the MICV, Lazer Train, Rimfire Adapter and others.
My civilian time has been spent working in purchasing for 8 years, Farm Credit for 15 years and retired in 2001.