I joined the Navy at 17 and came aboard the FDR on Jan 5 1972 after attending ABE 'A' school at NAS Lakehurst. I went straight to V2 Division Catapults and left the ship June 2 1975 as an ABE2. I live in the country in Indiana with my wife of 40 years Judy. We have two adult children and one grandchild. I work for a major railway company in the signals and communications department and look forward to retiring VERY soon.