...was born in Evanston, Illinois, August 30, 1925. At the age of 12 he became a professional radio actor.

He starred in over 6000 network radio programs aired from coast to coast, including the famous "Captain Midnight" before enlisting in the Air Corps in 1944.

As Assistant Flight Engineer on the "Straight Flush" B-29 crew, he participated in the first atomic bombing over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

After returning to civilian life, he went to Northwestern University, got married, had children and continued acting  until dramatic radio was replaced by television.

He then started selling radio commercial airtime. Later he moved to radio and television station management for several years before retiring in 2002.

He passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at the age of 83, and now rests at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
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