Branches: Infantry, Aviation
Retirement Date: 1979
Deceased: April 1, 2012
Wife’s Name: Linda; Children 3; Grandchildren 8
City and State: Hemet, California
Awards: Numerous service medals, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Air Medal w/”V” device and 9 OLC, Purple Heart, Bronze Star w/”V” device, Distinguished Flying Cross w/3 OLC, Silver Star, Combat Infantry Badge.
Summary of Assignments: 1964, Army Aviation Test LOH Project Tests; 1964-65, Fort Benning, 11th ASP 3rd Brigade Aviation Section; 1965-66, OCS, Fort Benning; 1966, 67th Aviation Company (7th Corps Aviation Company); 1966-67, Vietnam, 199th Infantry Aviation Section, 334th Armed Helo Co. 68th Assault Co. Gun Platoon; 1967, Fort Wolters Air Rescue, Medical Evac.; 67, CH37 Trans. Course; 1967-68, 19th Aviation Company, Korea Heavy Lift Co.; 1968-69, Fw O Course, Fort Stewart and Fort Rucker; 1970-71, Infantry Officers Advance Course; 1971-72, Vietnam, F-4 Cav, Ben Hue, Loc Nihn, Phu Bi, Quan Tri; 1972-73, Fort Polk Army Hospital (Combat Wounded); 1973-76, 207th Aviation Co. (USEUR Command Aircraft Company-VIP); 1976-77, USA Aviation Test Board; 1977, RIF to SSG, sued Army, won case, reinstated. Reassigned to Aviation Test Board as test design project officer; 1979, retired as Major.
Aircraft Qualifications: OH13, OH23, OH4-5-6, H19, H34, H37, UH1, O1, T42, U8, U21, C12.
Combat hours: 1,560 over two tours in Vietnam; total flight hours: 5,600.
Jobs/Profession following military: 1979-81, Evergreen State University, Olympia, Washington, BA in Business Management; 1981, Seattle City College, MBA Program; 1982-83, Lott Mobile Home Sales, Natchitoches, LA; 1983-86, Conner Mobile Home Sales, Lot Manager, Monroe, LA; 1987 to present, retired to Hemet, California; 1992, 5 vessel heart bypass surgery,
Current hobbies/interests: Poker 3-4 days per week.