As a youth I was always interested in swimming I took a Red Cross Scuba Diving Course and certified as a diver at the age of 12. When I graduated from high school the Vietnam War was in full swing. I had two very real desires, 1st to serve my country and 2nd to be a Navy Diver. With this in mind, along with knowing I was VERY close to being drafted I joined the Navy right out of school.


Boot Camp

CSSA (Navy Cook School)

Sub School

USS Norton Sound (AVM-1)

USS Dixie (AD-14)

San Diego

US Air Force (388 Tactical Fighter Wing)

US Army MP’s

USS McKee (AD-41)