Bob is a retired United States Marine Corps Colonel. He flew fighter jets in Viet Nam and commanded one of the largest Marine Corps Air Stations in the Far East.
Dr. Bates is a retired Florida physician. He and his wife raised their family in Florida and have lived in the state for 34 years. He writes about how growing government intrudes on the freedoms we all cherish.
Dr. Bates writes the column Straight Talk for Gulf1.