Ellis graduated from Utah State University and then went into the Air Force as an officer. These are the only two pictures I have of him from that period of time. He has another which was a painting of him when he was in Vietnam, I believe. Mom and Dad had that picture hanging in their home I think until the day they died. The first picture is of his Navigator Class graduation in Texas. I remember how proud Mom and Dad were of their soldier son, as was I.
I think this picture was taken about the same time. Here he is all dressed up ready for duty.
I appreciate the example Ellis set for me when I was growing up. We had our brotherly battles with me always coming out on the losing end of the stick, but we loved each other and we worked and played together for many years, I missed him when he got married and went into the Air Force. I remember thinking Greg and Jeanne were to two cutest kids ever. Of course that was before I got kids of my own and even better than that was when I got grandkids of my own.