by Bruce E. Parry
I grew up in Madison, New Jersey and have one sister. Both my parents were doctors. I went to military high school at Valley Forge Military Academy and college at the United States Military Academy at West Point. I am a Vietnam veteran. I went to Vietnam in 1969 and stayed for a 20-month extended tour in the Infantry. I served with the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry of the 1st Cavalry Division for the entire tour.
I spent three more years in the Army and then got out and traveled in Europe and Africa for a year or so.
I came back and went to graduate school at the American University in Washington, DC. There, I got a Ph.D. in Economics. I taught Economics at the University of Baltimore for 8 years before moving to Chicago.
In Chicago, I was an economic consultant for years before retiring. I am now retired and still live in the City of Chicago.
I just got married in March, 2013 to Sharon. It is my fourth marriage. My previous three marriages were over 20 years go. I have a 12-year-old stepson, Savaun and a 27-year-old stepdaughter, Stefani. Savaun’s in 7th grade at Gresham School in Chicago. Stefani, after getting out of the Army, works as a military contractor in Afghanistan.
Besides my Movie Group, I am politically active on the left and within the Veterans Movement. I have been the Chair of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations for years.
Copyright Bruce E. Parry