(New Feb. 05, 2005) – I entered the US Army in August of 1963 and trained as a medic at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Subsequently had tours in VA, NC, Viet Nam (’67-68), Alaska (6 years), MO, GA, and Texas. I graduated from Baylor University (Waco) in 1973 as a Physician’s Assistant. I worked ten more years as a military PA in varied hospitals, and light and mechanized infantry units. I retired in 1983 as a warrant officer.
I am now settled in Georgia. I have continued to work for the government, in a civil service capacity and now have over forty years of combined federal service. I now work in Dermatology at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft. Gordon, Ga. (Yes, the kid who had some of the worst acne in school now is able to help youngsters with the same affliction.) We also farm on 118 acres near Augusta (Home of the Masters) and enjoy raising Angus cattle, Boer goats, mute swans and ducks. I’ve enjoyed singing with the Augusta Choral Society and have been fortunate to have been selected for a tenor solo with the symphony. (Thanks much, Mr. Ruzzo.) The kids came near my retirement in ’83 and are all recently graduated from college. Our first granddaughter is seven months old and a real jewel.