I joined the Kansas Army National Guard C Btry 1/161 FA as a 17 year old Junior in High School. Went to Boot Camp May 29 to Sept. 6 1984 Ft. Sill, Ok as a 13 Bravo 8" SP Howitzer. Transferred to A Co. 1/379th 2nd BDE 95th INF Div. (TNG) and got my Drill Sergeant in 1987. Transferred to an Army Reserve Crash/Fire/Rescue unit. Finished out my 20 year 8 MO 16 day military service as an 88m with the 89th USARC as a COMBAT HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRANSPORTER (CHET) in 2004 retiring as a STAFF SERGEANT. Currently a RC in SW corner of Kansas and the State of Kansas HOTH Coordinator. I am also currently the JR. Vice Commander of VFW POST 3166 and the 7th District Commander and Past ALL-AMERICAN 8TH DISTRICT COMMANDER. I am President of VFW POST 3166 RIDERS GROUP in Liberal, Kansas.