Original hometown: Lewistown, Montana
Current hometown: Stafford, VA
Employer: Retired, most recently employed by BAE Systems supporting Infantry Weapons, Marine Corps Systems Command
Veteran status and Branch of service: Retired, United States Marine Corps
Years of Service: 1969-2004
Rank: Chief Warrant Officer 5
MOS: Machine Gunner, Reconnaissance Man, Infantry Unit Leader, Infantry Weapons Officer
Last Unit: Tactical Training Exercise Control Group, MAGTF TC, 29 Palms, CA
RA: Multiple deployments to Vietnam, Western Pacific, Landing Force 6th Fleet, Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom; deployed as civilian to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Personal reason for participating:
RA: Participating to support our young Marines in their courageous endeavors. Marines; whether they be on active duty, veterans, or disabled; need to drive on with life and prosper. Often, whatever their service and general life status, they need a little help – the very least their fellow Marines can do is provide that help at the critical time. This is such a time for me.