Born at home in Brooklyn, New York. The doctor came three flights up when my mom was expecting and Richard (age 10) wouldn't let him in. He ended up climbing the fire escape and came in through
I joined the U.S. Navy on my eighteenth birthday and served for 8 years. I met my beautiful wife (of 43 years - 2018) while I served with her dad. I now know why he invited me home to meet his family!
After being discharged, I went to work for the U.S. Postal Service. Retiring after 30 years in 2009 I now work for NASA.