I was born in Charleston, South Carolina but spent most youth in Newark, Delaware a great place to grow. Attended Catholic grade school and an all boys Catholic high school. Worked after high school and enlisted in the Naval Reserves. Transferred to the Seabees and went A school in Port Hueneme, CA. I was assigned to NMCB 9 after school and went Vietnam in January 1969. While in Vietnam I was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon. Was discharged from active duty in March 1970. Went to 4 years of college the last 2 at the Univ. of Delaware. Spent 14 years as a Probation/Parole Officer. Went to work for a company supervising the setting up of trade show exhibits all over North America for 25 years. As an expensive hobby I've owed horses for 48 years and have ridden them all over America.