Where did you serve and what did you do?
I served on a Guppy 2 diesel Submarine, the USS Amberjack from 1963 – 1966 where I qualified and received my Dolphins.
How are you #StillServing?
I have been active for almost 20 yrs. with Vietnam2Now that puts on the local POW-MIA ceremony and am on the committee for that. I represent the USSVI, in which I am the Commander of, on the Winnebago County Veterans Association, and I also represent USSVI on the Winnebago County Veterans Assistance Commission, I am a member of the American Legion and the VFW 9759 in Loves Park, Il., where I am a member of their Honor Guard doing 5-6 funerals a week. I also volunteer At Midway Village Museum representing veterans at different venues.
Why do you do it?
I have always been proud of those who wore our country’s uniforms and am still to this day, proud to wear my uniform, however, it’s much tighter now, I enjoy the camaraderie with all the veterans.