Where did you serve and what did you do?
Joined USAF 1964 Vietnam 1 December 1967 IV Corp Binh Thuy AFB Red Horse USAF Commendation Medal V device. Honorably discharged December 1968. Joined NYANG 1988 16 days ground zero activated twice after 9/11. Retired as a Senior Master Sargent 2006. I’m a 50% disabled veteran Agent Orange-related illnesses
How are you #StillServing?
Founded the nonprofit “Veterans To Sailors” in 2014. I use the therapeutic value of sailing to help my fellow veteran’s current members of the military and the forgotten veterans their family members at no charge to any level they wish to accomplish.
Why do you do it?
In 2012 as a sailing instructor, I had the honor of taking two younger veterans sailing. While we were waiting to be returned to the dock one of the young veterans said “For a while, I forgot my pain ” I told then both come back I’ll take you sailing at no charge. I started looking for a sailing organization that provided sailing for veterans, finding none I started one. Except for a few small donations I have funded the whole operation.