A journalist since 1963, he was a copy boy, news and sports reporter for Newport News (VA) Daily Press. He was appointed military affairs editor following his U. S. Army active duty in 1969. He edited the U. S. Army Recruiting Journal; managed the Army Military Service Schools’ Periodicals Program; and was Fort Detrick chief of public affairs and command historian for 23 years. He authored the U.S. Biological Warfare program for the “Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense.” Among his non-fiction books are: “Cutting Edge, a history of Fort Detrick; “Tree of Life,” “The Covert Family;” and several Frederick County (MD) historical commemoratives. He has been a columnist for www.thetentacle.com, since 2002.