I am a retired dentist. I practiced for 45 years in Cincinnati, Ohio. I graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a BA degree in Zoology. From there I attended The Ohio State University, college of dentistry and graduated in 1968.
Immediately after graduation I was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force as a dental officer with the rank of captain. I served at Francis E Warren A.F.B. in Cheyenne, Wyoming. After I was there for 1 year, I was reassigned to Phan Rang A.F.B. in Vietnam. I served as a dental officer for one year there and received an honorable discharge in March of 1970.
While in the service I received the following commendations:
Air Force Commendation medal
Air Force outstanding unit award/” V” device.
National Defense medal
Republic of Viet Nam campaign medal
Dept. of The Air Force medal
After leaving the Air Force I started my dental practice in Cincinnati. I have been retired for five years and reside in Hilton Head, SC with my wife Joyce. I have two children and four grandchildren.
I belonged to St. Thomas Episcopal Church. In Cincinnati for 30 years and served as a vestry member for 10 years and as junior warden for 1 year.
I worked with Habitat for Humanity for 20 years and participated in building 30 homes.
My Wife and I went on 2 mission trips to Tijuana, Mexico where we built 2 homes for impoverished people. The organization was “Youth With a Mission” based in San Diego, CA. We also spent 1 week in Louisiana at Camp Coast Care helping rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.