Age: 73

Residence: Chillicothe, Mo.

Family: Wife of 54 years, Wilma Sue; five children

Occupation: Retired — Midwest Gloves

Education: Chillicothe High School

Military service: Army — June 1957 to June 1964; Served in Iceland, Germany, France; was sent to Germany during John Kennedy's build up during the Berlin Crisis

Rank: E-4

Assignment: Berlin Wall/staging area for Vietnam; was injured in Germany when a building fell on him; spent 56 days in a hospital