Born in a small town in West Texas in 1945, Stan grew up in a military family. His father was a career USAF fighter pilot from 1939 to 1970, and his mother was an elementary school teacher.
After attending Texas Tech University for his undergraduate studies, Stan was drafted into the US Army during his first semester of law school at the University of Texas. While in basic training, he was accepted into the Army’s helicopter flight school and graduated nine months later in December 1967. Serving in the US Army from 1967 to 1974, he flew helicopters in Vietnam in 1968-69 and 1971-72 attaining the rank of captain. Stan resigned his commission in 1974 to pursue a career in banking.
After forty years in banking, Stan retired, and in 2017 wrote, and published Vietnam Saga: Exploits of a Combat Pilot, a vivid personal memoir about his flying experiences during the war. In 2018, Stan wrote and published Echoes of the Hunt. Taking place in West Texas, the book is a true story of his ten-day stalking of a trophy mule deer. While sitting beside a warm fireplace and in a cold deer stand, he recalls childhood stories of hunting adventures with his father, grandfather, and uncles. The books are available through Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble and as audiobooks through Audible.com and iTunes.
Stan and his wife live in Fort Worth, Texas, and have a large family of seven grown children and fifteen grandchildren.