Hometown: Yankton, South Dakota. Enlisted in the Marine Corps for two years in late 1968. Bootcamp in San Diego, ITR and BITS at Camp Pendleton. Vietnam in July 1969. Two months with Fox 2/3, 3rd Marine Division at the DMZ. Transferred to 1st Marine Division when 3rd Marines were pulled out of Vietnam. With Echo Co 2nd Bn 7th Marines, 1st Mar Div from Sept 1969 through July 1970 in the Que Son Valley, Que Son Mountains, LZ Baldy, LZ Ross. Rifleman (entire tour) and squad leader (Feb-Jul 70). Released from active duty on completion of Vietnam tour.