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Hi I'm Milt

I was born in Florida, attended high school in VA, attended college, served in the Air Force for 20 years, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spent 20 years in the Air Force as fighter pilot, spending time in Vietnam, Korea, and many places in the United States. I am currently retired but have many interests including designing, building, and flying radio control model airplanes; working in amateur radio; spending time with computer hardware and software; playing the guitar, singing in church choirs, working with the Boy Scouts, working in photography and videography, and many other hardware oriented activities, such as building my own cabin. I enjoy being out of doors as well as reading mysteries and science fiction. I am married to the most wonderful wife, and have 5 children, 14 grandchildren, and 8 great grand children. I enjoy watching and photographing the wildlife up at my cabin.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and I strongly identify with his earthly mission of helping and serving others. I have seen His hand in my life many times, in both sickness and in health. When my first wife died of cancer, I felt His healing influence in my grief as well as encouragement in finding another wonderful companion with whom to share the remainder of my life. I am very grateful for the knowledge which His teachings bring to me, and how they influence me to live better and to share with others. I am thankful to know why we have been placed here in mortality in this temporary existence, and for knowledge of some of what lies beyond the veil of death. I am grateful for the teachings of forever families and look forward to being with my loved ones following mortality, and rejoice in the attitudes which allow me to face hardships and trials now, knowing that there is even greater happiness beyond. I know that my Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ lives, and that they both love us far more than we can comprehend her in mortality. I thank them every night in my prayers, and acknowledge their hands in every phase of my life. I love the way my heart grows in desire to help others and to share my knowledge and faith with others.

How I live my faith

I have spent much of my life volunteering at church serving in both administrative and teaching positions, serving as scoutmaster and with other young men groups. I have worked with the congregation finances as well as membership records, and have counseled both youth as well as adults who have experienced problems in their lives. For awhile I served as a transient person manager, assisting both members and non-members to find meaning in their lives, helping them find lodging, work, and referring them to homeless shelters and food providers. My wife and I also assisted with digitizing family histories that were then put on-line for others to research genealogies and their own "roots". I have been in positions where I planned neighborhood socials and other functions to bring neighbors together and get to know one another better.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

I have many friends who are not Mormons. I am just as friendly and share interests with them as well. I don't see boundaries caused by the LDS faith, but opportunities to share, enjoy, and learn from others. I have helped and otherwise assisted many people during my life, including those with whom I served in the Air Force. We all have common trials and adversity which all of us deal with in life, no matter to what faith we belong. Show more Show less