Formerly of U.S. Marine Corps, Infantryman, Camp Lejeune, N.C., 2nd Marine Division FMF, Weapons Company. Did tour at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Fence Line in 1981-1982, then FMF 1st Mar. Division. Did 6 months Okinawa with 6 weeks on Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT).
Joined U.S. Coast Guard and retired from CG in 1999. Haiti Ops just prior to Invasion of 1994. My favorite tour of duty was at Coast Guard Station CASTLE HILL, Newport, Rhode Island. 1987-1990. Absolutely beautiful area, Great Station and GREAT CREW. Locals were very nice.
Was assigned to 4 afloat units, plus the Search and Rescue Station, and a few other shore stations. Heavy Search and Rescue and Underway time have ruined knees, back, neck and hips. I am greatfull for the good health I have left.
Member American Legion, Life Member Disabled American Veterans, Life Member USMC Scout/S Association, Member NRA, Member ARRL. U.S. Coast Guard Amateur Radio Club net on 14.300MHz USB Saturdays 1100 Central Time.
You will find me on 28.400, 28.885 MHZ, 50.125 USB, 146.520MHz FM Simplex and 145.670 D-Star Simplex.
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