Joined the U.S. Army in 1968 served one tour in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. After the Army returned to McKenzie as an electrican. 1974 moved to Jackson, Tn as a police officer/helicopter pilot. Moved on to Chattanooga, Tn as a police officer/detective. 1977 to Lafayette, La. as a pilot for Petroleum Helicopters. Worked my way up from line pilot to instructor to Director of World Wide Operation in 23 1/2 years. Retired in 2001 and moved to Houston, Tx. I now serve as Aviation Specialist for BP America Inc. I like to travel on occasion and have been to several South American Countries, Australia, and Canada. I have one son, Christopher.