Upon discharge from the United States Navy in 1970, John returned to San Jose State University on the G. I. Bill, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts in History as well as a Standard Secondary Teaching Credential. History was to become his avocation while a thirty year career in real estate became his vocation. It was while student teaching that he met his wife, Jane; they raised two daughters,
Jennifer and Lindsey. In his retirement John is a substitute teacher for a number of Silicon Valley high school and for the past four years he has been president of the South Bay Civil War Round Table in San Jose, California. Most of his spare time for the last twelve years has been in researching and writing this regimental history.

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