DATE OF SERVICE: March 67 to August 70
UNIT OF SERVICE: 5th SFG (A) , A325 Duc Hue Sep 69 to Aug 70
MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED: SFQC Medic, Vietnamese Language School.
HIGHEST RANK OBTAINED: SGT
CIVILIAN CAREER: Mainly outside sales representing top-of-the-line products.
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION: UMASS Boston 3 years
WHY I JOINED SPECIAL FORCES? So I could contribute with the abilities I thought I might have.
MY FAVORITE STORY: How we were receiving fire in Cambodia and I quickly took out a target with my M79 grenade launcher with a shot from the hip, right on target. The next shot was a hooch in the distance and, aiming carefully with the sight, I watched as my shot went sailing over the entire building.
THE GUYS I NEVER FORGOT: Vietnamese and Cambodian CIDG, my A team, medical training class.
THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO ME IN THE SERVICE: Joining SF
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Becoming the Editor of the Chapter 78 Sentinel has been quite a learning experience. (How became the editor in December 2019)
Researching for stories has helped me place my combat experience in context with what others were doing at the same time. Back then most of us did not have a need to know.