Raised in, and worked in the oil fields. Earned aviation job as a Tool and Die Maker. Drafted into military. Decided to make the best of it and earned a Commission in the US Army. Served 3 years on 3 continents. Earned rank of Captain. Last year, served as Liaison Officer for G3 Operations, 101st Airborne Div, Viet-Nam. Decided killing is not my forte. Worked as Commercial Oilfield Diver out of Singapore to save money for college. Earned Engineering Degree. Now retired from Systems Engineering at Hughes Aircraft Co.