I was born and raised in Quincy, MA. At the age of 17 I was expelled from high school. I was a juvenile delinquent. I then had a brainstorm and was propelled by its winds in the direction of Parris Island to become a man. Just a few months after my 18th birthday, I was sent to Vietnam. I survived but brought home a head full of trauma. In 1990 I returned to Vietnam to see if I could find myself again. After my return, I began to write.
My desire is to share my journey with others through my writing, and to give life and honor to those I served with in Vietnam who no longer have a voice.
I have been married for more than 47 years. I have two children and two granddaughters.
I served the Quincy Fire Department for 32 years and retired in 2005 as the Chief of Department.