University of North Carolina graduate - majors in Chemistry and Education.
Served in USNR during latter days of Vietnam Conflict as a RIO (Radar Intercept Officer) in VF-103 (F-4 Phantom). Flew several combat missions. My pilot got us 2 x KIA with AIM -9L missile, and I selected the targets for him. I also vectored him away from all but one SAM during our last mission. We evaded 6 but the 7th had a proximity fuse and burst within a few feet of our plane. We almost made it back to CV but it was too damaged to land so we punched out about 5 miles short. We both lived to admit being "shot down".
Since then have worked as Research
Chemist; FedEx driver, manager, and Quality Assurance Manager; and had my own financial
June 6th, 1999 - Original Member
Favorite Flying Beverage(s):
12 year old single malt Scotch
Christine my wife of 27 years
One dog and one bird