April 23,1932 in Highland Park, Mich (Detroit)
Burns Grade School (Detroit)
Cooley High School (Detroit)
Michigan State University BA General Business (1954)
Military: Pilot Training Class 56M Lackland AFB, TX, Spence AB,
Moultrie, GA, Williams AFB, AZ, Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX
Ammunition School at Lowry AFB, CO
CBR Training Officer for 11th Air Div, Fairbanks, AK
Military note: Viewed atomic blast near Nellis AFB, NV from 1½ miles
from ground zero checking radiation levels. The blast was called Shasta and broke windows 250 miles away.
Military planes flown: T-34, T-28, T-33, B-25, C-47, and L-20
Civilian planes flown: Cessna 310 and Cessna 401
Marriage: Married Charlotte (Sherry) Richards on 23rd Aug 1958
1954 grad of Mass, BS in Education, MS Ed Purdue,
now retired from teaching/administration.
Daughter of Capt. Walter Richards, USCG Academy graduate
and 33 years in the USCG.
Children: Karen B. O'Keefe (46) Plymouth, MI stay at home Mom,
mother of two boys (15 & 6), and office manager of
husband's building company.
Kevin J. Brophy (44) Grosse Pte Woods, MI father of two, a
boy (6) and a girl (4), and North American sales manager for JSPI,
a supplier to the auto industry.
Since military: worked 26 years for National Steel in sales and sales management. Also, worked 10 years as a mfg rep selling
wheels, hubs, spindles, bearings, paint, etc. mainly to the agricultural industry.
Interests: Wife, children, grandchildren, travel, racquetball, golf, tennis, biking,
high power rifle, and small bore rifle.
Travel: Alaska, North Africa, Europe British Isles, Ireland, Australia,
New Zealand, Fiji, Russia, and Scandinavia.