graduation from Ritenour, I enrolled in college at Missouri School of Mines
& Metallurgy, pledged Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and was initiated into
the Beta Chi chapter. After two years of studying Mechanical Engineering,
I decided Engineering was not for me and vice versa. After transferring
to the University of Missouri at Columbia, I did graduate with a Bachelor
of Science Degree in Business Administration. In the fall of 1962, I went
to Officer Candidate School of the U. S. Marine Corps in Quantico, Va.,
received a Commission as a 2nd Lt., and was then assigned to the First
Marine Division as a Communication Officer at Camp Pendleton, Ca. The tour
of Active Duty included assignments to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San!
Diego, Twenty-Nine Palms and Third Battalion Fifth Marines at Camp Pendleton
(no overseas duty).
In July 1965, I married my wife Lynne, and ended my Active Duty tour in December 1965. We then moved to Los Angeles where I was employed in a sales office for Crown Zellerbach, a paper manufacturer. In September 1966, we were transferred to Houston, Texas where I was the manager of the sales office. In August 1971, my full tour of duty with the Marine Corps was completed, and I was discharged (Honorably) with the rank of Captain.
In 1972, a change of employment occurred, and I became an Administrator for a Law Firm. The firm is one of the largest midsize firms in Houston with 90 employees.
Since marriage, we have been blessed with three children (1 son, 2 daughters), then six grandchildren. The pleasures of travel have been our other enjoyment, as we have seen a majority of the USA, various parts of Mexico, Canada, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Jamaica and a Safari in Africa.
Other activities include being a life member of the Marine Corps League, Past Commandant of the Detachment and current Paymaster, 32 Degree Mason, Shriner and member of Grace Presbyterian Church.
Good health has been enjoyed all along and hopefully will continue. Do hope to be able to see you in 2006. Cheers to all that might read this.