Born in Ina Illinois, moved to Marysville,Wa. 1951, moved to 5803 Broadway Everett, Wa, 1952. Attended Lowell Elementary School in south Everett,went to Evergreen Jr.High, Graduated from Cascade High School 1965. Drafted into the US Army fall 1965 served in Vietnam 1966-1967, went to work for Scott Paper Co. in Everett until its closure.Went to work for the Weyerhauser Co. Mil"C" until its closure. started work for DOD Torpedo base Keyport,Wa, 1985. transfered to apprentice program at PSNS Bremerton Wa, 1987, worked in the refregeration shop 38 until retirement in 1994. have been living in Port Orchard Wa. ever sence.
made it through the Nam experience, have one son, James Jr. who lives in Everett Wa. and works at he"Angel of the Winds Casino at Island crossing"