I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in Olathe, Kansas. I was educated as an Engineering Draftsman before serving two years in Vietnam with the United States Navy, receiving the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with device; Vietnam Service Medal ith one Silver Star; Navy Unit Commendation; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Meritorious Unit Citation, and Combat Action Ribbon.

After returning home, I worked 31 years for the Federal Aviation Administration serving as an air traffic controller, team supervisor, traffic management supervisor, traffic management officer, and operational supervisor. I retired in 2001, and now live in Eureka Springs, Arkansas with my wife Lynne.

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