Born and raised in Decatur, Illinois. Vietnam Combat Vet. Retired in 2005, after 39 year at a local utility. Been doing my family history for several years, like taking pictures, organizing files and I am out there looking anyway. Retired and have a lot of free time, don't want to get bored. Been using Find-A-Grave for several years and thought I would join and give back to a great program. I am not in this for the numbers. I want to get the names out there so family and friends can find them and recover their history and honor my fellow Veterans. I am willing to transfer file management any family member and my pictures may be use by family members.