Upon graduation from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1958 I was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Six and one-half years (6 1/2) years of military service took me to Fort Monmouth, NJ for Basic Signal Officers School, Fort Benning, GA for parachute school, Camp Gary, TX for primary flight school, Fort Rucker, AL for advanced flight school and instrument school, Fort Meade, MD for duty with the 69th Signal Battalion, Bad Kreuznach Germany for duty with the 8th Signal Battalion, Mainz Germany for duty with the 8th Aviation Battalion, Camp Walters, TX for helicopter school and Fort Campbell, KY for duty with the 101st Aviation Battalion.
In Germany I was licensed and operated as DL4HM using a National NC-270 receiver, a Gonset GSB-100 transmitter, and a Moseley tri-band beam.
I left the military service in August of 1964 and moved to Knoxville, Tennessee to attend the College of Law of the University of Tennessee. After graduation I joined the law firm of Kramer, Dye, Greenwood, Johnson and Rayson. The firm eventually became Kramer, Rayson, Leake, Rodgers & Morgan. Since my retirement it is known as Kramer Rayson LLP.
I upgraded to the Advanced Class license in the late 1960s. Like most amateurs I have a lot of certificates, including the Rag Chewers Club, 25 wpm code proficiency certificate, public service awards, WAS, WAZ, DXCC for cw and phone, and the Elmer award.
I am a life member of the ARRL and QCWA.
November 3, 2008