Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Drafted day before Thanksgiving 1965 and went to Fort Polk, La. where I was stationed for my 2 years of service. Basic in B-2-2 and then assigned to Company A Special Troops, Adjutant General Corps. Became Personnel Specialist 71H30 and became a Specialist 5. Returned to California, married, divorced and remarried. Retired as Vice President of Claims at large insurance brokerage firm and moved to Oregon in 2007. Live Member of VVA, member of American Legion and Associate Member of Marine Corps League. Served as officer of VVA and MCL.