Outside of boot camp and radio school, my entire military career was
spent at Farfan. I left there in Sept of 1966 and headed to Charleston
SC to muster out. Two weeks later I was home in Utah and looking for
I went to work at the Defense Depot (a military supplies
shipping warehouse) and that lasted about 2 weeks before I quit and went
to work for Ma Bell. Started out dispatching and went out to the field
as an installation technician.
I became active in the local union and
was soon serving as President of the Local and then got elected as
President of the AFL-CIO labor council for Northern Utah. This threw me
into the realm of local, state and national politics where I worked as a
Labor Liaison for several US Congressmen, Senators and for President
Carter's campaign in Northern Utah. Quite an experience and I got to
meet a lot of interesting people.
All the while, I was still working
for the phone company (in between leaves of absence) and finally decided
to give up the union and political arena and ventured into the
management ranks of the phone company in 1980. I ended up on corporate
staff the last several years of my career with them, finally retiring at
30+ years in 1997.
Went to work at a start-up telecom company called
ICG who ultimately went bankrupt. In the meantime, I had taken a leave
from them and went to Australia for about 10 months. My wife was
transferred there for her company so I went along for the ride. Came
back to ICG and left again when they went broke (they took some of my
money with them) and went to work at AT&T Broadband for a couple of
years. They were bought out by Comcast so I retired (again) and was in
the state of retirement last year during the first Farfan reunion.
I have since gone to work again for a warranty company doing some system
implementations and project management work. This will last for the
next few months, then I will retire again and head to North Carolina to
build on our acreage down there.
I am on my second marriage and I have two daughters by my first marriage
and they have provided us with 6 grandkids. Gail (my current wife since
1991) and I live in Colorado but are moving to North Carolina soon. She
got a chance to meet Mark, Vic, Murph and Tom last year briefly at the
reunion and we are looking forward to catching up with more of you this
year and in years to come.