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Family Background

  • DOB: October 31, 1947 (Kalamazoo, MI)
  • Children: Two daughters; Sarah (South Bend, IN) and Amy (Louisville, KY)
Education

  • High School: Loy Norrix HS, Kalamazoo, MI (1966)
  • Community College: Kalamazoo Valley CC (Assoc. Degree; Machine Tool Technology, 1972)
  • College: Western Michigan University, (BSME, 1977)
Occupation

Retired from Honeywell, South Bend, IN, in 2009. Worked for 32 years in engineering and retired as a Principal Engineer and certified Six Sigma Blackbelt. Responsibilities included designing fuel controls for jet engines, laboratory data reduction and systems troubleshooting, and trouble shooting major factory production problems.

Hobbies/Interests

  • Trapshooting
  • Trap machine maintenance
  • Sudoku puzzles
  • High school football statistician
Organizations and Clubs

  • Marine Corps League (Life Member)
  • American Trapshooting Association (Life Member)
  • Michigan Trapshooting Association (Life Member)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (Indiana)
USMC Military Record

  • Boot Camp: San Diego, CA (1967)
  • Duty Tours: USS Boxer, Vietnam and Japan
  • Discharged from active duty with the rank of Sergeant (1970)
  • Decorations/Awards
    • National Defense
    • Vietnam Campaign
    • Vietnam Service
    • RVN Cross of Gallantry
    • Combat Air Crew Insignia
    • Good Conduct
    • Rifle Marksmanship
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