I was born and raised in New York City and attended College in Vermont. I served in the US Navy from 1957-1961. After graduating Photo School in Pensacola, Florida I reported aboard the FDR as a Photographer’s Mate for 2 years in OP Division. My next duty station was the Naval Support Activity Photo Lab in Naples, Italy and finally with the Fleet Camera Party (Atlantic) in Norfolk, Virginia.
I am a retired volunteer crew member of the Historical ship SS Lane Victory in Los Angeles Harbor (San Pedro) and retired Secretary of the FDR Reunion Association, administer the FDR Facebook Group page and volunteer with a local Heritage Society.
In my “spare time” I compile, digitize, edit and produce Cruise Videos and Cruise Books for the benefit of all my FDR shipmates and their families.