What are you doing now: Since my military retirement I've been working in the motion picture and television industry.
Mostly I write/produce/direct documentaries for cable television networks such as The History Channel, A&E, and Discovery.
Many are military documentaries for MODERN MARVELS with titles such as Camouflage, Booby Traps and Bullets.
In the past I made dozens of military training/informational films for the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. Perhaps the most significant was COMBAT LEADERSHIP featuring Lee Marvin. He was very proud of the film. He saw it as a Marine serving Marines. COMBAT LEADERSHIP is on the Bonus Disc of Warner Brothers' re-release on THE DIRTY DOZEN.
I am also a military technical consultant which sometimes takes me on the set for technical accuracy, which I did for two seasons of TOUR OF DUTY, but mostly I help writers find the "military" voice in their scripts.
In the past three years I have had five articles printed in Vietnam magazine. I find great satisfaction in telling the stories of men and women who fought in a war that does not get the recognition it so richly deserves.
A few years after retiring from the army, I met my wife Kathryn. She has been a filmmaker for over 30 years with an extensive resume. The last 20 have mostly been documentaries for cable television. She was born and raised in Los Angeles.
Other Comments: My military career spanned 26 years, beginning in 1956 when I joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Following two years active duty, I spent another two years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
In 1962, I joined the Army National Guard. In 1966 I went on active duty in U.S. Army. After 18 years on active duty, I retired in 1984. I have posted a number of photographs and accompanying narrative depicting Vietnam.
Several of my brothers with whom I served in Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in 1970 have also posted numerous photographs on their profiles. They are TOM HIRST, DANNY LONG, CRAIG TROUP, and RODNEY YOUNG.
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.