Bill joined the Navy in 1964 and in 1965 was stationed on USS Guadalcanal LPH7, which was the recovery ship for Gemni 10. After 6 years service he separated as a 2nd Class Machinest Mate and retired with 25 years as a police detective with the Pennsauken Police Department in NJ. He has been a VFW life member since 1967. Moved to NC in 2004, transferred to Calabash Post 7288 and served as Jr. Vice, Sr. Vice and Commander. He was elected to the office of House Committee Chairman which he still holds and has been appointed to the State Color Guard of which he is currently Captain. Bill was appointed Chief of Staff 2014-15 and has held all offices in District 5 and currently serves as District Commander. He has been married for 49 years with 2 children and 4 grand children.