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Sergeant

  • Member since September 2018
  • From Vancouver, Washington USA
  • 875 contributed posts
About Sergeant

Married, father of 3 adult daughters and 6 grandchildren. Oldest of eight brothers and five sisters who live in Montana, Washington and Florida. Large extended family who served with the American and British Allies in the Second World War.

I served during the Vietnam War 1963 - 1975, as a Petty Officer in the US Navy on a Guided Missile Destroyer and Sergeant in the US Army with an M109 Self-propelled Howitzer Field Artillery Battalion. Military occupational specialties: Boiler Technician, Automated Combustion Control Technician, Radio Repair Technician and Radio Teletype Team Chief 05F40.

Civilian occupations: Electronics Technician on the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex during the Apollo Program. Worked 25 years in the electronics industry and Mass Transit as an electromechanical field engineer. Then became a Journeyman Carpenter, Residential Building Designer and Commercial Construction Manager. College majors: Electronic Engineering, Business Administration, Supervisory Management Development, Architectural Design and Drafting.

Member of the American Legion, Royal Air Force 153 Bomber Squadron Association and La Société des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux (The Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses also know as the Honor Society of American Veterans). Dog lover, fly fisherman, carpenter, gentleman farmer and family man.

Profile Details
Birthday: March 24, 1946
Email: jhbenson@msn.com
Hobbies: Fly fishing, Fly tying, Military history and Model building
Language: English
Location: Vancouver, Washington USA
Occupation: Retired after working 52 years
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