I spent six years in the US Navy from 1967 until 1973 as a Fire Control Technician for gunnery systems on Destroyers. I served on the USS Ault, DD698 and was Leading Fire Control Tech on USS Noa, DD841. I also had duties as Fire Team Leader on the Ship’s Landing Force and Rescue and Assistance Team. After I was discharged I went to work for an independent telephone company and through mergers and acquisitions I ended up working for United Telephone Company and Sprint without ever changing jobs. My Wife and I both retired from Sprint after 33 years in the business and are now living in North Central Florida on a small piece of property on a private lake. Great bass and crappie fishing and we see quite a few gators, black bears and other assorted critters. We also have a pair of Ospreys nesting on one of our power poles in front of our house.
My Wife and I have four sons, three daughters in law, ten grand children and two great grand children. My hobbies are hunting, fishing, guitar picking and collecting American Indian artifacts, not necessarily in that order.