Completed 3 tours in Vietnam from 1963-1968. Awarded 2 Silver Stars, 3 Bronze Stars & 5 Purple Heart for combat actions. First 2 tours was with MAC(V). Third tour with 101st Airborne. He raised 8 children; 4 boys & 4 girls. Before he retired all 4 sons volunteered to serve our nation. All 5 males evenually served at the same time for a 2 year period from 1976-1978.