DR began his career in 1962. In 1963 he was shocked on the job which ended up him loosing part of his left arm and right leg. Not letting his injury get in his way he was back to work within the same year. By 1969 he was back on the pole.
For the next 30 years he worked with many companies in the electrical departments. Unlike many people he did not let his injury get in his way. The love of the job and love of his family kept him going.