Welcome to our CaringBridge site. Melody and I created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.
Tumor discovered 15 April 2013 & confirmed cancerous 18 April. Surgery performed 19 April. Tumor removed with good margins and (only!) 6 of 19 removed lymph nodes cancerous. Home 24 April & facing chemo starting mid- to late May.
Fully supported by my wife, three children, family, and friends!
I grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Northwestern University. I commanded the U.S.S. ANCHORAGE (LPD 23) and the U.S.S. GRIDLEY (DDG 101), and served in five other ships and on several other staffs. I remain grateful for the support and friendship of friends, classmates, and shipmates past and present.