Born 1939 Ft. Worth, Texas. Raised at Cal Farley's Boy's Ranch in the Canadian River Valley 40 miles northwest of Amarillo, Texas. Entered military service December 1956. Served mostly in parachute or light infantry. Served first tour in Vietnam with the Parachute Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 1956-66. Served second tour as an infantry heavy weapons advisor on a Mobile Advisor Team, 1970-71. Have been awarded Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Cross-of-Gallantry (Republic of Vietnam), Combat Infantryman's Badge, Parachute badge, Commando Badge (French Army). Retired from military service July 1977.