I played basketball for the first time At Holy Cross from the 6th grade to the 8th. I also played at Thomas Jefferson High School. I graduated Thomas Jefferson High School in 1991 and quickly enlisted in the Navy during the Desert Shield / Storm campaign. I was recognized by my superiors and peers by being nominated and receiving 4 sailor of the quarter awards 1 sailor of the year award, and 2 Navy achievement medals along with numerous other nominations for academic achievement and meritorious service awards.
I received extensive medical training in 1993 at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, then transferred to Camp Pendleton, CA in 1994 where I was assigned as the Senior line Corpsman with a Marine Corps Special Amphibious Reconnaissance unit. I moved up the ranks to an E-5 in 4 years where I then furthered my training as a trauma / combat medic EMT – D, receiving numerous service medals for academic achievement.
“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” – Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige