I entered the Army at the Los Angeles AFEES on Jun 27, 1966. Basic training at Ft. Polk, Jul-Sep 1966 in E-2-1, a week in the hospital, then C-1-1. AIT at Ft. Monmouth, NJ as 32A10. Feb 67 -Mar 68 Kyong San Receiver Site & OJT'd to 32E20 (Fixed Multiplexers) at Comcenter, Cp. Walker, Korea. Apr 68 -Dec 69 501st Collection, Classification & Service Co., 66th Maint. Bn., Kaiserslautern, Germany, (an Army junkyard). Jan 70 - Jan 71, 518th Signal Co. (RRUHF), II CTZ Sig. Bn. 1st Sig Bde, Cam Ranh Bay, Vung Ro Mt. & Phu Tai, Vietnam. Feb 71-72 HHC 447 Sig. Bn. Direct Support Maint. Shop at Baumholder then Rothwesten (Kassel, Germany. 72-Feb 75 Area Maintenance & Supply Facility (GS), Sullivan Barracks, Augsburg, Germany. mar 75 - Jan 76 site R, Ft. Ritchie, MD. Feb 77 - Jan 78 501st Sig. Co., Cp Humphreys, Korea with duty a Bucket M/W on Osan A.B. & the at Comcenter, Cp. Walker, Taegu. Feb 78-Jan 80 Ft. Gordon, GA as course writer and the Tream Leader in Detail Branch. Feb 80- Jan 81 501st Signal Co. Cp Humphreys, Korea w/duty as Asst. Station Chief of Highpoint M/W & then Station Chief of Fayetteville M/W & Station Chief of Air Force MARS AGA8MS at Mangil San. Feb 81 - Feb 82 NCOIC Boardman Lake Detail (Generals quarters grounds), Ft. Gordon to Feb 82 - early 84. Chief Engineer of WFG-Radio. Early to Jun 84 student in DEBS course. Jul - Dec 84 Maintenance NCO & Barracks NCO at Reese M/W, Augsburg, Germany. Jan 85 Ft. Gordon SHIPS store then an Area NCO for Directorate of Reserve Components. Retired Jun 86.
Mostly worked as an electronics technician after retiring which included two satellite TV system companies, a mountaintop amusement park, a coin operated amusement devices company and a military family owned business repairing test equipment for the telephone industry, where all but two of the techs were veterans and one of the non-techs was married to a vet.
Went back to school in 2010 and earned an AAS in Accounting. Unfortunately graduated at depts of the recession and retired in 2012. Got my Amateur Radio License and was treasurer of our local club for ten years and through becoming a 501c3 organization, so my degree was useful.
My late wife, Linda Ann Shively, have 3 kids, 6 grandkids and 7 great grandkids. Linda was my high school sweetheart and we married when I was in Mannheim. We almost made it to 48 years. When I retired we spent 3 months in San Jose, CA before settling in Western North Carolina just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.