Kurt is a Third Class IC man who served two tours in Vietnam on a mine sweeper as a Navy sailor. He went into the service in 1968 and graduated high school in 1967. He went to community college for a year and realized it wasn’t for him. From there, he joined the service and went into the Navy. He went to boot camp in San Diego and then to IC school where he trained to be an Interior Communications Technician. During this period, everybody was protesting the war in Vietnam. When he came home, there was still a lot of protesting, which made him hide the fact that he had proudly served our country. He kept quiet about his service for the longest time.