Following my retirement from the United States Marine Corps, I obtained a secondary teaching certification and taught high school for fifteen years. I subsequently worked as a test developer and project director for a major testing development company on behalf of several states, including California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Ohio, and Texas. After full retirement, I worked as a free-lance test writer for three testing development companies.
Throughout my three-decades long military career, I was privileged to work for and with some of the finest Marines ever to don the uniform. Were I to mention them all here, it would take several long pages. Many of these Marines were very senior World War II and Korean War veterans. A few of them became Marines even before the outbreak of war in 1941. They were all good teachers and I am indebted to them, each and every one. Including one with whom I served at Camp Pendleton who I am sure will comment here from time to time, Lieutenant Colonel William C. Curtis–himself a mustang, who served from 1958 to 1990. I can never repay his friendship or his mentorship. And he has the negatives, so I can’t forget that.
In 2004, Mr. George Roper (now deceased) introduced me to web journals. Since then, I have been writing steadily (more or less) and presently author or contribute material to Thoughts From Afar (Old West Tales), and Bunkerville. My second-oldest internet friend blogs at Always on Watch.