I am third generation American. My great-grandparents sailed to America and settled in Wisconsin in the early 1880 and became Naturalized Citizens. My wife's family was here to meet them.
I am the second oldest child from a family of eight great children. My mother is a saint with my father not far behind and have been blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
My lovely wife and I were married during the Viet-Nam war in 1969. I had just finished a WestPac cruse in Viet-Nam and was scheduled for another when we decided to get married at Long Beach Naval Station Chapel. We gave everyone a week notice for the wedding then four days after the wedding I was gone for six more months to Viet-Nam. Best decision I ever made, the vote is still out for her. (Never could make up her mind.) She deserves a medal for putting up with me.
Pam and I have a beautiful grandson, two wonderful boys, the very best daughters-in-law's and my faithful dog named Hanz that love us. We now have a kitten named Blue.
That is the sum total of everything worthwhile in my life and I thank God everyday for all His great blessings.
I honor and pray for all who have come before me and ask God to bless those that follow.