Served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1981 and retired as a Staff Sergeant. Duties were in the Corps of Engineers, which included Combat Engineering, Construction Engineering and Quarry Operations.
As a Sergeant I was attached to the 1st New Zealand Army Training Team Vietnam at Chi-Lang, Chou-Doc Province South Vietnam as a Engineer Equipment Advisor from 1971 to 1972. I left Vietnam with the Team and went to New Zealand with them, where I was made an Honorary member of the Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers and awarded the Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineer Badge and a Engineer Insignia Plaque, I also got to tour the North and South Islands with members of the Team. And I am a inactive member of the New Zealand Ex-Vietnam Services Association. I now Live in Henderson, Nevada United States of America.