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After leaving O'Connell in 1963 I entered the Virginia Military Institute as a Biology Major. Chuck Krebs and I entered together and enjoyed swimming on the team; I was in the Glee Club my senior year. During my time at VMI the discipline that I learned from the Christian Brothers helped me adjust to rigerous environment that VMI presented at that time. I graduated with a BA in Biology in 1967 with eyes on medical school since that had always been in the back of my mind. Luckily I was accepted and matriculated in the fall of 1967 in Richmond.
That started four of the most challenging, but exciting years of my life. It was during my senior year that I met Ginny, my wife to be, on a blind date. I stayed on in Richmond for my internship - we were married just after I finished in June 1972.
Since I had received a commission in the USAF from VMI and since they had deferred me until after internship, I was called to active duty at that time. After our honeymoon, we packed up and drove to San
Antonio, Texas where I took an 11 week course in flight medicine. This covered medical issues specific to flight, public health and occupational medicine.
So in the fall of 1972 we moved to Hahn Air Base, West Germany in the Mosel River valley - south of Maintz. Ginny got a job teaching (she is a certified school teacher having attended Longwood College) and I took care of fliers and their families for a fighter squadron in this isolated, but beautiful part of the country known for it's vineyards.
During our four years we traveled extensively visiting almost all of the free part of Europe during our stay meeting some great people. I flew with with some of the most skilled pilots in the Air Force.
Well all good things have to come to an end and reality eventually happans. During my stay in the AF I decided I wanted to go into OB/Gyn - can't figure out why - could have been my experience at VMI... Anyway I applied and was accepted at MCV again and Ginny and I picked up and returned to Richmond in June 1976 to settle down and go back to school and have kids. Finishing my OB training in July of 1979, I joined a group practice in Richmond. During 1978 we had Scott our first child.
After getting through my board exams in 1982 I launched off into my own practice which lasted until 2009 when I sold it to HCA here in town. During my practice years we had Katie in 1981 and Michael in 1986.
Currently I work at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond as an OB hospitalist working many fewer hours than I did before. This has proven to be a great way to taper down toward retirement.
We have one grandson (Heyden) and a granddaughter on the way - due around Thanksgiving.
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