Entered the USAF in 1968, 2 tours in SEA, flying on CH/HH 53 Helicopters as a flight mechanic/door gunner. Awarded 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses and several Air Medals. Separated in 1972, in 1985 enlisted in the USAF Reserve and served an additional 18 years in the Air Force Fire Dept. Activated for 6 months during Desert Storm in 1991 with 2 months in Saudi Arabia. Activated for 1 year after 9/11 in 2001 and spent approximately 4 months in Saudi Arbia. Retired in 2002.