April 1968: Received Military Draft notice, took the physical for the U.S. Army.
June 13, 1968: Joined the U.S. Air Force, assigned to Basic Training H.Q. 3720th Basic Military Squadron, FLT 751, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX. Rank: AB, E-1 (Airman Basic) Awarded National Defense Medal,
Aug. 15, 1968: Assigned Communications Specialist school Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX. Graduated 18 Nov. 1968. Rank: AMN, E-2 (Airman)
Nov. 18, 1968: Assigned 2193 Comm. Sq., 63rd Mil Alft Wg (MAC), Norton AFB, San Bernardino, CA. 30 day TDY Feb. 1970 to 2049 Comm. GP., McClellan AFB, Sacramento, CA. Rank: A1C, E-3 (Airman First Class) Feb. 1969. Earned Small Arms Expert Ribbon
Mar. 22, 1970: Assigned 1972 Comm. Sq., 366th Cmbt Spt GP, PACAF, 7th A.F. RVN Danang AB & Quang Tri combat base (camp Red Devil), USA 5th Division. End of tour 17 Mar. 1971. Rank: Sergeant, E-4 1 July 1970. Awarded Vietnam Campaign & Vietnam Service Medal with 4 bronze campaign stars, AF Outstanding Unit Ribbon with Combat "V", RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Ribbon.
Mar. 10, 1971: Assigned 757 Radar SQ., Aircraft Control & Warning SQ., Air Defense Command, Blaine AFS, Blaine, WA. Assigned from 62nd ABG, McCord AFB, WA.
Nov. 30, 1971: Assigned 47th Comm. GP, Ent AFB, Cheyenne Mountain & Peterson Fld, Colorado Springs, CO. Awarded AF Outstanding Unit Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal
May 19, 1972: Honorable Discharge, Rank: E4-Sergeant
Total Service: 3 years, 10 months, 29 days