Our equipment included HF, UHF, SHF and Tropospheric Scatter units.
After a short stint in one of the line units I was appointed Operations
and Intelligence Officer (S 2/3), where I stayed for the remainder of my
tour. My security clearances precluded me from assignment to a war zone.
At the time I felt somewhat guilty as many of my associates were sent to
Vietnam after a short time in Germany. However, since I was married and
my wife was with me, I was also glad that I was able to complete my tour
with the 516th.
I left the Army at the end of my tour and soon thereafter returned to
Long Island, New York, where I joined the
York Telephone Company. I then took an early retirement offer in 1996
and became an International Consultant—eventually starting my own
I had some great opportunities and worked extensively in Australia and
on shorter assignments in India, many countries in Europe and in the
US. My wife Shirley and I—who had eloped between Basic Training and
OCS—have two daughters and an almost five year old granddaughter and
eight month old grandson.
I fully retired a few years ago and now have time to enjoy my wife of
almost 47 years, children, grandchildren and friends. Even after all
these years, I can remember many events from OCS as if they happened
only yesterday. When I looked at the class picture on the web site, some
of the names and faces were as familiar to me as they were in 1966 and
My current contact information is available from the U.S. Army Signal
Corps' archivist. Drop him a note at