A former Army Paratrooper, Vietnam Veteran, served honorably 11 1/2 years in the 82nd. Airborne Division, the 173rd. Airborne Bde. (in Vietnam) and other Army units. An aircraft mechanic, Commercial Pilot, Avid gardener who is self-taught in canning the surplus from his garden. Avid fisherman and hunter who goes to the rifle range in his spare time. Enjoys camping in the summer in his motor home with his wife. I enjoy reading both fiction and non-fiction books on flying, WWII history especially first-person accounts, Gardening. Favorite authors include but not limited to: W.E.B. Griffin, James Wesley Rawles, William R. Forstchen, A. American.