I was born & raised in Berlin,NH. in 1945. I attended high school at Notre Dame High, graduated in 1963, and attended NHTI college and received an Associate of Science degree in 1965. That year I enlisted in the 3rd of the 197th NH Field Artillery. In 1968 my unit A,B,C,D battalion (C battery, that I was part of 530 guardsmen) were activated to Vietnam. I served a full year in Vietnam and came home in 1969 to my wife and child. I worked as a Tool & Die Maker up to 2017 and retired .