1964 – He graduated from Konawaena High School in Kealakekua.
1969 – He received a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering.
– He participated in Air Force ROTC during his time there and is an alumnus of Triangle Fraternity.
1970 – He entered active duty with the United States Air Force, where he served as a flight test engineer and as a test pilot.
1975 – He was assigned to the Test Flight Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
– He became a squadron test flight engineer at the Test Pilot School.
1978 – He was selected for the astronaut program.
1979 – He worked in the experimentation team, Orbiter test team, and launch support crew at the kennedy Space Center.
1985 – He was accompanied by the commander Ken Mattingly.
1986 – He died on the 28th of January in Cape Canaveral, Florida.