Enlisted in the Marine Corp in Sept.1965. Attended boot camp at Parris Island, S.C. Military specialty – MOS 2533 radio/ telegraph operator. Training included communication school, airborne school and Vietnamese Language. Stationed in Camp Lejeune with 2nd ANGLICO until reassigned to 5th 155 Gun Battery 8”Platoon at 29 Palms, California. Outfit shipped to Okinawa in April 1967 on the USS Ogden, and subsequently to Vietnam in July, 1967. Left Vietnam Oct.1968 Served in communications and as a radio operator for Fire Direction Center (FDC) supporting fire missions. Unit assigned to 1/13 Marines 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade. Unit supported and participated in 10 or more operations during that period. Unit was awarded Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Citation and Meritorious Citation for its service in Vietnam. Tour of duty completed in Oct. 1968 returning to 2nd ANGLICO until discharged in Sept 1969.S/SGT.
Married to wife (Barbara) for 45 plus years. One son (29). Resides in Dumont, NJ. Upon discharge from service attended Rutgers – Newark evening school graduating with a degree in economics. Graduate degree from Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Employed in the banking industry for 42 years. Retired from Bank of America in December 2011 -after 20 plus years as SVP- Senior Client Manager in Business Banking.
Life Member of Marine Corp League – Detachment #434 in New Milford ,NJ Acting paymaster and membership Chairman, Life member in Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #800 at Treasurer in Little Ferry, NJ and Life member- Disabled American Veterans – Northern Valley #32. Life VFW Post 809. Lecturer on the Vietnam War.
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