Major, USAF, Retired Born in Wheatland, Wyoming, Graduated from Greeley High School, Greeley, Colorado, Enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1957, Trained as an aircraft mechanic and crew chief. Served in Viet Nam as a Crew Chief and Flight Mechanic on C-54 aircraft, flying from Clark Air Base, Philippines, logged 130+ combat flight hours and over 1200 flying hours in various airplanes. Graduated from the University of Nebraska and attended Officer Training in 1969. Flew as a member of the Strategic Air Command, Airborne Battle Staff, Held various Maintenance and Logistics Command positions . Served as Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at St Louis University, Retired at McChord AFB as Director of Aircraft Maintenance for the 25th Air Division. Larry is A graduate of Squadron Officer College, Air Command and Staff College and holds a Master of Science from the University of Utah. He worked for the Boeing Company as a Lean Enterprise and Lean Manufacturing Leader and Manager from 1984 to 2009. . He has been on the Board of The Rescue Mission since 1989. He opened The Veterans Resource Center at The Rescue Mission in 2010 to help Homeless Veterans quickly get access to the resources they have earned. Married to Tineke, they have 2 grown sons and 8 grandchildren; they live in Gig Harbor, Washington.