Walt served in the US Navy from 1979-1982.  While stationed aboard the USS Ranger, as an Aviation Boatswains Mate Equipment Man (ABE), Walt worked on the flight deck on the bow catapults. Walt comes from a military family.  His Father served as a SeeBee in World War II, and his son is a Purple Heart Army Veteran, who served in Iraq.  Walt currently serves as Chaplin for DAV Chapter 16, Prescott, Arizona.