This publication was written with the intention of publication in the Library of Congress, telling of my military service. I added my prior and postmilitary portions of my life to enhance the military subject content.
I wanted to be an engineer and supported myself to become one.
I enlisted in the USA army, graduated from Officer Candidate School in field artillery, and served in protecting major bases during the 1968 Tet Offensive.
From there, I became a nuclear engineer.
Then I became a chief engineer, planning the USA Alaska Oil Field development, two hundred miles north of the arctic circle.
I became an engineer with Mobil Research and Development on an international basis.
After that, I managed contracts and managed a $200-million project in Los Angeles.
I was a key team member in improving major manufacturing plant performance.
Then I managed fuel supply arrangements on a corporate basis in the Los Angeles area.
I managed the business of a $700-million project in San Francisco. The project was based on the improvement of pollution emissions.
I became the business development manager of an Environmental Research and Development organization to turn environmental wastes into useful products.
I was very disabled because of home invasion, broken lower body bones, and post-traumatic stress injury. I have now recovered and am writing this.