Born in Sault Ste. Marie (the Soo), MI, I graduated from Loretto Catholic Central HS in 1964, followed by a year at Michigan Tech – Soo Branch before joining the Class of 1969. I enjoyed a varied 20-year Army career (retiring as LTC in Oct 1989) and then a 22-year DoD contractor career in Army aviation supporting development of the RAH-66 Comanche, ARH-70A Scout, and OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters, retiring again in May 2011.
- A POW Story – 1973I was the Aeroscout Platoon leader flying OH-6A scout helicopters for F Troop, 9th Cavalry, from 7 Sep 72 until the Vietnam cease fire announcement by President Nixon on 23 Jan 73. While still learning the ropes from the veteran scout pilots, I was flying as co-pilot in … Read more