Where did you serve and what did you do?
I served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955 including 32 months in Japan as a radio operator in the USAF Security Service.
How are you #StillServing?
After my discharge from the Air Force I spent 9 years in school and a 26-year career as a chemist for Union Oil Company of California. Following my retirement from Union Oil I began heading up a Research retirement group where I produce and distribute a quarterly Newsletter for over 200 of my former colleagues and organize and conduct quarterly luncheons. I am now in my 26th year and just completed a year of virtual luncheons using Zoom. In addition, I have also spent 24 years as a volunteer docent for the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA.
Why do you do it?
Both of the volunteer programs keep me active both physically and mentally. I love history and enjoy passing on the legacy of Richard Nixon to the Library guests. I also enjoy keeping in touch with my 76 Research Retiree Group colleagues by disseminating industry and personal news.