United States Army Colonel who went on to serve on two NASA space missions. He spent over three hundred hours in space on the Space Shuttles Columbia and Atlantis.
During the Vietnam War, he worked as a military test pilot.
He was part of the crew for STS-28, a space mission ordered by the U.S. Department of Defense.
He married and had three children.
He served on the crew of STS-28, a mission commanded by Brewster Shaw.