Gary is a graduate from Glassboro State College
(now called Rowan University) with a Bachelors Degree in Communications
and NJ Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education: English. It was
during these years
that he refined his writing skills.
He also served in the USAF Auxilary, aka Civil
Air Patrol. He began as a high school senior as a Cadet Airman and
retired as a Senior Member holding the rank of Captain. While serving
in the Delaware Wing, he held such
positions as Squadron Commander, Deputy Squadron Commander, and Emergency Services Officer. He developed and instructed cadets and senior officers such courses as American Red Cross First Aid and CPR, Ground Search and Rescue tactics, and Outdoor Survival.
An avid hunter in earlier years when spare time
was abundant, Gary now works hard to find time to pursue his love for the
hunting. He enjoys hunting deer not only with bow and arrow and rifle,
but with flintlock
muzzleloaders as well. He treasures the time spent with his father and uncles at their cabin in Tioga County, North Central Pennsylvania.
Along with his passion for hunting, Gary holds
a deep respect for old firearms, his preferences leaning to military weapons.
His current prize (named the "Mail Order Bride" by his wife) is the M1
Garand he received
through the DCM (Now CMP) after a 3-year wait.
To hear the story of the "Mail Order Bride"
or for any other reason, Gary may be contacted at :