U.S. Army

Branch and dates of service: Army, 21 years

Highest rank: Sergeant First Class

Awards and decorations: Combat Infantry Badge, Jumpmaster Wings, Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Bronze Star Medal with V Device, Purple Heart, Vietnam Civil Action Medal 1st Class, Soldier’s Medal, Good Conduct Medal (6 Awards), Army Commendation Medal and Expert Qualification Badge M-16.

Most memorable military experience: My tours of service fighting in the jungles of Vietnam. Having attended Airborne School at Fort Campbell, KY., The Jungle Warfare School in Panama being awarded the Jungle Expert Badge upon completion of that school and with all the Infantry training that took place early in my career. I was able to put it all to use while in country to accomplish my missions. I proudly served in the 101st Airborne Division, the 4th Infantry Division, the 509th Airborne in Germany, the 199th Light Infantry Brigade, the 82 Airborne Division and Special Forces for the last eleven years in the Army, retiring from the Special Forces School at Fort Bragg, NC as an Instructor in the Phase III training group, with 21 years of service.