I enlisted in the United States Navy on April 15, 1968 and went to boot camp in San Diego, California. After boot camp, I attended the "A" school for Yeomen in San Diego. I graduated from school as Yeoman Seaman Apprentice (E-2), and received orders to NIOTC (Naval Inshore Operations Training Center) in Vallejo, California, where they trained small boat operators for duty in the Vietnam war. While there, I obtained the rank of Yeoman Second Class (E-5). I volunteered for duty in Vietnam and got my new orders in about two weeks. I served on
board the USS Mark (AKL-12), a light cargo ship that carried supplies and ammunition throughout the rivers of the Mekong Delta. I was the ship's Yeoman
from November 2, 1970, until our ship was decommissioned and turned over to the Taiwanese Navy on July 1, 1971. In December 1970 I was in my first fire-fight as I manned one of our two twin-20mm cannons located above the bridge. My highest award was the Combat
I am a computer technician and I work out of my house in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. I call my business Mr. Stan's Computer Services.
Here's my car's front plate:
My customers often drop off their computers at my house for repairs or upgrades and pick them up when they are finished. I also call on local businesses, many
times taking a computer home and returning it to the customer when their business opens the following day.
It's not unusual for me to answer my door and see someone I've never met before holding a computer in their arms, referred to me by one of my