After graduation Gary attended Abilene Business College. After completion of his studies in Abilene he moved to Dallas where he was employed with an airplane plant and attended school.
Gary enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1969. He served with Company D 5th Infantry in Quang Tri province, South Vietnam where he was killed in action on 29 May 1970. Gary was 24 years of age.
Gary's name is listed on The Wall: Panel 10W - Row 119