I enlisted in the U. S. Army on 3 Oct 1966 in Chicago, IL and sent to Ft. Campbell, KY for Basic Training and then to Ft. Knox, KY for Advanced Individual Training (AIT). My Specialty was Tank Maintenace (MOS: 63C20). My first duty assignment was Company A, 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 3rd Armored Division (Spearhead) at Ayers Kaserne (The Rock) in Kirch Gons, West Germany. In the fall of 1967, I volunteered for duty in Vietnam and received orders on 11 Dec 67 to ship out to Vietnam. Upon arrival, I was assigned to Headquarters Troop Maintenance, 3rd Squadron 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lighting). On 9 May 1969 I was honorably discharged from the U. S. Army in Oakland, CA with the rank on Specialist 5th Class (E-5).