In 1976 I divorced and was granted full custody of my 2 year old daughter Sherry. This picture was taken on our way to my new duty station at NAS Point Mugu, CA from NAS Norfolk, VA in 1977.
I built the camper out of plywood on a 1965 chevy truck and I put a V8 chevy engine in it. We camped out on our way to California.
Being a proud single father I named my truck "SHERRY'S DADDY"
I'm so proud of my daughter and she raised me well. Now I have two wonderful grand children.
I am truly Living the Dream.
Lockheed California Co.
P3 Field Service
Lockheed Skunk Works
F117A Stealth Fighter
F117A Stealth Fighter Production (7 years)
Analyzed manufacturing discrepancy reports to develop trend analysis’s and worked in coordination with Manufacturing, Planning, Design Engineering, Tooling, Field Service, Procurement and Vendors to resolve these discrepancies. Presented Customer Quality briefings.
At the end of the F117A production in 1990 they closed the Lockheed Burbank plant and I was laid off.
From Lockheed I went to worked in the movie business.
Rehired with Lockheed Martin 2005
F117A Stealth Fighter Modification & Rework, Palmdale, CA
Airborne Laser Program, Edwards AFB
LMCO Retired 2008 / 12 years
I need supplementary Oxygen day and night, 100% of the time.
Navy Retirement flag
I was laid off from Lockheed after Lockheed California Co. closed the Burbank plant in 1990.
I worked as an Extra, Stand-In and Actor for TV and the Movie business.
I retired from SAG after 14 years when Lockheed Martin rehired me.
SAG Retired 2005 / 12 Years
Screen Actors Guild
I Joined the Navy two weeks out of High School
Aviation Electrician's Mate, First Class Petty Officer.
Airplanes I worked on:
P3 Orion Flight Engineer
P3 Orion Maintenance Instructor
I retired from the Navy in 1980
Then I worked for Lockheed Burbank.
1966 with VP-56 at Rota Spain
I married my most wonderful wife Belinda on Valentines day and hired a Barber Shop Quartet to sing at our wedding.
I love and respect my wife so much.
I made my URN while I still can
Living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Working as a Stand-In