Where did you serve and what did you do?
Served 11 active duty (USMC), and was in Okinawa, Phillippe Is., Japan, British North Borneo, and the Dominican Republic during the crisis in the summer of 1965. I served in Viet Nam in 1967 with the 1st Radio Bn, 1st MarDiv. Left active and joined the USMC reserves in 1976 and served until 1984 left as a GYSGT.
I received a commission from the USN Reserve and served until 2001. Was recalled for Desert Storm with 4th ANGLO and Marine reserve unit, served from Feb. 1991 to May 1991. I was recalled again Post 9/11 and served as XO of the West Coast Navy Mobilization Center out of Port Hueneme, relieved from active duty in May 2002, and retired as a Lt. Commander in Sept 2002.
How are you #StillServing?
Yes, I’ve been in the VFW since mid-1980’s, and currently serve as a Commander of Post 7216.
Why do you do it?
To serve our community.