Arrived in Vietnam in June 1968 assigned to the 45th Air Ambulance DUSTOFF as a Crew Chief, earned the rank of SP5 during tour.
Left Vietnam in June 1969 and was assigned to Field Maintenance Unit at Hunter Army Airfield Savannah Georgia until being discharged in August 1970.
Awards – Purple Heart, Air Medal with numeral 12, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation with 2 oak leaf clusters, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 service stars, Army Aviation Badge.
Enrolled at UW–Whitewater August 1970, graduated December 1973 with a Bachelor Degree majoring in Accounting. Spent 41 years as a Certified Public Accountant retiring May 31, 2015 from Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
50 Year VFW Member
Gold Legacy Life Member
Assistant Chief of Staff Department 2015-2016
Department Finance Committee Member 2015 - Present
1621 Post Commander 1/1/2017-6/30/2018
District 1 Commander 2019-2021
Past President Janesville
Noon Lions – 44 Year Member
Past President Janesville Country Club – 7 Year Board and 34 Year Member
Past Treasurer and 8 Year Board Member Forward Janesville
Past Board Member Junior Achievement Rock County – 6 Years
Past Treasurer and 12 Year Board Member Ag Business Council of Rock County
Current Board Member Janesville Education Foundation – 11 Years
Current Treasurer and 5 Year Board Member Salvation Army of Rock County
Recently elected to the Rock County Ag Business Hall of Fame
Married to Madge, 2 children Ryan, wife Cristina and Andrew, wife Liz and 4 grandchildren Benzie, London, Macy, and Gavin.