Born in Missouri. Lived in Ypsilanti since 1970. Moved here from Brooklyn, NY. Got PHD at UoM. Came to Ypsi to teach Biology at EMU and now am retired. Navy WWII - ship was USS Ozark. Was Lt. General. Was in D-Day invasion of Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the first day of the US occupation of Japan.