Which equates to not even enough jelly to cover a piece of toast.
But I did try and I did accomplish something.
By the time I was done with my military career, I sold an article to Saga Magazine on Aviation Tank Killers.
So what seperates me from all the other photo-journalists is the fact that I honed my skills as both a distinguished writer and photographer while covering the historical development of the Cobra as a platform of choice. I witnessed and reported on the use of the Cobra as an anti-tank TOW missile firing platform from provisional to fully operational units in Europe.
I wrote hundreds of articles, took thousands of pictures and saw articles published in dozens of publications including:
- AARES -- A Holland Publication
- Army Aviation Digest
- Army Aviation Magazine
- Army Times
- Army Magazine
- Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
- Eurarmy Magazine
- Pillars And Posts
- Rendezvous with Destiny Magazine
- Soldiers Magazine
- Stars And Stripes
During REFORGER 78, I was ordered to be the Official Task Force photographer. The Official US Army Photographer assigned to it, got his leg crushed between a tractor and a trailer.
Also, in 1978, I took pictures of the annual Army Aviation Association conference in Arlington, VA.
My focus was on Army Aviation and my purpose was to promote it every way I could.
What really distinguishes me from everyone else is I was never a official Army photo-journalist, I paid for all the work that was published and I was just a stringer for the units I was assigned to.
That's what made me special.