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I was born in Los Angeles but lived most of my life in San Francisco. I will always remember those who influenced my life... but especially my dear friends who live on in spirit. I want to make sure they will never be forgotten or their lives taken for granted. I've been a member of "findagrave" for over 18 years.

I am a veteran. I volunteered with the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. As an illustrator, I created orientations and briefings with the 62nd Military Airlift Wing (MAC), where I was also a member of the base Honor Guard. I later worked on military training films with the Aerospace Audiovisual Service (MAC). I'm proud to have earned my Honorable Discharge.

I am a direct descendant of William Sprague who came to America in 1629 aboard the ship "Lyon's Whelp". Three of my direct ancestors were Revolutionary War heroes. Another fought in the Civil War and was wounded in the battle at Stone's River in Tennessee. Further back I am directly descended from King Louis VII, Henry I, II and III and Saint Margaret among others. These people led extraordinary lives and inspire me every day.

I am blessed to have written the biographies for the following famous people here on findagrave... Muhammad Ali, Tyrone Power, Irene Dunne, Janet Gaynor, Erich Von Stroheim, Helmut Newton, David Brian, Charles Ives, Ernest Tidyman, Eugen Sandow, Michel Legrand, Maestro Lorin Maazel, Martinus Sieveking, Samuel H. Kress, Bronislaw Kaper, Albert Frey, Fontella Bass, Maestro Kurt Masur, and Clifton A. Sprague, among others.

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