They are called to be in uniform
To serve both day & night
Protecting our great country
To fight the valient fight
To rescue us from danger
At home - Across the sea
Brave and special people
Who keep our nation free
And together on a mission
Our heroes, they are there
Every color - every creed
With freedom's light to share
And day by day - step by step
All for one & one for all
Our heroes stand together strong
To answer freedom's call
I was born April 21, 1940, the fifth in a line of seven, son of a railroad man and a very dedicated mother, in Watertown, New York. I joined the Navy when I was seventeen and found a new home.
Navy career included duties at:
NTC Bainbridge, MD;
Radioman "A" school at Bainbridge, MD;
USS Henley (DD-762)
Radioman "B" school at Bainbridge, MD;
US Naval Support Activity, London, England;
US Naval Communications Headquarters, Arlington, VA;
US Naval Support Activity, Danang, South Vietnam;
Support Activity Detachment, Cua Viet, South Vietnam;
US Naval Communications Station, Key West, FL;
USS William R. Rush (DD-714);
US Naval Facility, Nantucket, MA
I retired from the Navy in June, 1976
and resided with my wife in Gainesville, Florida.
My last employment was with the
Florida State Division of Forestry
Fire Control Duty Officer.
I was medically retired February 2000.
I passed away September 28, 2005
after a prolonged illness.
To see my NAVY Awards and Decorations
Click on the CPO Insignia above.