Attended Principia College, Elsah, IL, 1962-66, earning a BA with a history major and a PE minor and serving in the U. S. Marine Corps Reserves after OCS at Quantico, VA. Went active duty upon graduation, completed flight school in Pensacola, and went into CH-46s at MCAS New River, Jacksonville, N.C. Served and flew 753 missions with HMM-265 in RVN 1968-69 and completed military service 1970. Was one of the originators of the HMM-265 Veterans Association, served as its president for several years, and coordinated a couple of reunions. Did various things related to sales and distribution for a few years in the Ft. Worth area before finally settling into a career with the Taco Bell Corporation. Have been and continue to be an owner and operator of Taco Bell franchises in Tyler,Texas. Have 3 children and 4 grandchildren from a previous marriage, and have been married to Donna since 2015. Currently reside in Heath, TX, in the DFW metroplex.