Where did you serve and what did you do?
I served in the US Navy as a Second Class Petty Officer from 1960-1967. I was an Aviation Machinist Mate (Jet Mechanic) at NWEF Albuquerque N. M., VF-91 at Miramar NAS and aboard the USS Ranger, VF-162 at Miramar and aboard the USS Oriskany. Served deployments to Laos and Viet Nam. My last duty station was VR-8 at Moffet Field in Calif.
How are you #StillServing?
VFW Post 1004 as Jr. Vice, Sr. Vice and now Quartermaster since 2007. Also have worked at the Ririe, Idaho Sr. Center food bank since 2009 and driven semi-trucks for the annual fall harvest at a church farm here for the past 5 years. I have a heated shop where I do mechanical work including welding for neighbors and friends.
Why do you do it?
I live in Idaho where people and living are the greatest. Although I went through the Vietnam protest rejections on the West Coast I have found Idaho to be a far better place. I have been given much throughout my life and, although I am 79 years old, I am in pretty good shape and will give back to my country and friends as long as I possibly can.