Age: 72

Hometown: Kalispell, Mont.

Residence: Chillicothe, Mo.

Family: Kelly Wright and Lonney (daughter and son-in-law), Larry A. Vanalstine II (son), Janet J. Smith (companion, 28 years)

Occupation: Retired Marine (aviation), tractor-trailer rig driver

Education: High School, 12 years

Military service: United States Marine Corp, 15 years

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Assignments: Iwakuni, Japan; MCAS El Toro, Santa Ana, Calif.; Chulai, Vietnam; MCCRTG-10, MCAS, Yuma, Ariz; Jacksonville, Fla.; Vietnam (Bien Hoa) Air Force Base.