Bachelor, University of Michigan, 1949.
Journalist, Columbia Broadcasting System News, Booth Newspapers, Stockholm, New York City, Helsinki, 1950-1966; operations officer, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, Europe, Asia, 1966-1986; freelance writer, Franklin, Wisconsin, since 1986.
Sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations, PTO. Member Veterans of Foreign Wars (adjutant 1990-1996).
Married Vesla Rosenberg, May 16, 1950 (divorced 1991). Children: Britt V., Kristina, Austin J., Timothy L. Married Mona Alyce Stender, May 25, 1991.
Children: Samantha Helen Stender.