Navy & Air Force
Eric served six years of active duty in the Navy as a sonar tech on Los Angeles fast attack submarines. In 1997, Eric switched to the Air Force where he first served as a security forces airman before becoming an air transportation journeyman.
He was engaged in six deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Eric was medically evacuated out of Afghanistan in 2011 and officially medically retired in 2017, with 28 years of service.
Since his return in 2011, Eric has survived several serious medical issues related to his military work. During his recovery he got involved with the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program and was part of the Air Force team at Warrior Games in Chicago last summer where he competed in swimming, field, and archery and brought home three medals from the swimming competition.
Eric is always accompanied by his trained service dog, Lola, who provides medical alert and assistance with PTSD.
Dr. Hook – Cover of the Rolling Stone
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Rush – Tom Sawyer
Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2
David Bowie – Space Oddity