Grew up in Eastern NC. Enlisted in AF Feb 57. Maintenance crew chief on B-47E�s at Lincoln AFB, NE, �til OCS in Mar 60. Commissioned 2Lt, Sep 60.
Sep 60 - Oct 61 Primary/Basic Navigation Training, Harlingen AFB, TX
Oct 61 - Jun 62 Bombing/Navigation Upgrade Training, Mather AFB, CA
Jun 62 Aircrew Survival Training, Stead AFB, NV
Jul 62 - Oct 62 B-52 Combat Crew Training, Castle AFB, CA, and Walker AFB, NM
Oct 62 - 1 Jun 68 B-52G crew navigator and radar navigator/instructor, Robins AFB, GA
Jan 66 - Apr 66 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
Oct 67 - Offered regular commission - declined; requested release from active duty.
1 Jun 68 Left active duty to earn BS in Civil Engineering at NC State University, Raleigh, NC
15 May 71 Graduated NC State U.; returned to active duty
May 71 - Jul 75 B-52H crew radar navigator/instructor; also unit Standardization/Evaluation Division Flight Evaluator; Wing Navigator, Kincheloe AFB, MI.
Jul 72 - Dec 72 B-52D crew radar navigator, Guam and U-Tapao, Thailand, flying missions to Vietnam. Flew several missions to Hanoi during Linebacker II, �The Eleven-Day War,� that persuaded the North Vietnamese to negotiate a settlement ending US involvement in the war.
May 73 earned private pilot license
Jul 75 - Feb 78 Base Civil Engineering Chief of Operations and Maintenance, George AFB, CA
Feb 78 - Feb 79 Director of Engineering, Sondrestrom AB, Greenland
Mar 79 - 31 Oct 81 B-52G crew radar navigator/instructor and Chief, 68th Bomb Wing Bombing/Navigation Div., Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
31 Oct 81 Retired as Lt. Col. with 22 years active service; (~5,000 hours in B-52D, E, F, G, & H)
Nov 81 - May 01 Self-employed builder, building consultant and home inspector (helped write NC Home Inspector Lic. Law and Standards of Practice)
Alice, my wife of 47 years, and I have three children, Vivian (46), Dwight (43), Brian (41), and two grandchildren, Emmett (12), and Hannah (11). We�re all very lucky and fortunate to still be in reasonably good health. Alice and I still live in Goldsboro, NC, where Uncle brought us 25 years ago. Alice has been Community Arts Council Executive Director for 22+ years.