1933 – Born on the 10th of November in St. Francis, Kansas, United States.
1956 – He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas,
Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A.
1957 – He completed flight training after receiving his commission as an Ensign through the Navy Reserve
Officers’ Training Corps Program at the University of Kansas.
1964 – He received his Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Naval
– He became a member of the astronaut support crews for the Apollo 7 and Apollo 11.
– He received the Navy Commendation Medal with combat distinguishing service.
1973 – He was presented with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Distinguished Service Medal.
– He received the University of Kansas Distinguished Service Citation award.
1976 – He retired from the United States Navy on the 30th April.
1977 – He retired from National Aeronautics and Space Administration to become a coal industry executive.
1990 – He died on the 27th of April.