Lenox Dale, Massachusetts was my birthplace in 1939. I grew up in Lee, Massachusetts, graduating from Lee High School. I entered the Air Force on 15 January 1960 to get out of a small town.
I was a maintenance crew chief for AC-119K Stinger gunships of the 18th Special Operations Squadron. I’ll always remember the long hot days and the long hard hours that I spent in Southeast Asia working on an old and outdated aircraft.
I retired from the United States Air Force at Minot AFB, North Dakota as a Senior Master Sergeant.