Where did you serve and what did you do?
I was stationed at Bien Hoa Air Base in Vietnam, trying to establish a computer (before the creation of PCs) that could be put on a Jeep and used to help track enemy movement. Unfortunately, the heat was just too much for the hardware. I was then assigned as a company clerk and driver for the XO. My next assignment was to work on a base in Asmara, Ethiopia, driving large antennas used for linguist interpreters.
How are you #StillServing?
I have had many roles as a member of the Knights of Columbus a Catholic Fraternal organization. I also volunteer two shifts a week at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, where I help bring family members to consult with the doctors who perform surgery on their family members. In addition, we assist family members to get to a patient’s room when staying after surgery. I also work in the volunteer office assisting the manager with desk duties. I spend some time with the Bloomingdale Library Genealogy Club when I have time.
Why do you do it?
I enjoy the camaraderie of fellow fraternal members and socializing with various people. At the hospital, I get a sense of helping people who are in worried states of mind regarding their family members who have been under the knife.