Being born half way through the 20th century, even though a poor Missouri farm boy, I enjoyed the benefit of America’s hay days. I grew up believing that I was the luckiest kid on earth and that all of the world was as level headed and fair minded as my familiar circumstance. Boy, did I get a rude awakening upon joining the Army at age seventeen!
My professional career began as a Special Forces soldier where my only claim to military fame was that of being the youngest recruit to successfully complete Special Forces Training Group. (Not quite certain what that says about me, or the military!)
After the military I enjoyed a thirty-year career as a professional pilot flying over one hundred different types, categories, makes, and models of airplanes. In parallel, I operated a small business providing a variety of services to civilian companies and the military. I…
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