Dennis grew up in Minnesota and after attending college for two years, he joined the Air Force in 1966. After completing basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, he was assigned to technical school at Chanute AFB in Illinois. His specialty was in avionics for fighter aircraft. He was assigned to Luke AFB in Phoenix before being deployed to Tuy Hoa Air Base in the Republic of Vietnam. He served a one year tour of duty in Southeast Asia, working primarily with F-100’s. Upon his return to the states, Dennis serviced the flight control systems for F-106’s at an Air Defense Command Base in Michigan. After living in Arizona for five years, Dennis and his family returned to Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He and his wife live in Mukilteo, and they have two children and four grandchildren.
Al has lived his entire life in Washington, attending school at various times in Ellensburg, Shoreline, and Carnation. After playing football during his senior year in high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He reported for basic training at Marine Corps Base, San Diego after which he was assigned to 29 Palms Marine Base for artillery training. He served a one year tour in Korea in 1954-1955. After a brief assignment at Camp Pendleton, Al worked in security at Lake Meade Base. Upon his discharge from the Marine Corps, Al returned to the Seattle area and attended and played football at Everett Community College. For the next 40 years, Al has been a salesman in the food and beverage industry. He and his wife reside in Edmonds. They have four children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Charles is a native of Del Rio, Texas who enlisted in the Army immediately after graduating from high school. After basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri, Charles trained to become a combat engineer. During his year-long tour in Iraq, he served time in Baghdad and Taji. Charles was medically discharged and now resides in Seattle.