Otha started out in the 82nd Airborne and loved jumping out of airplanes. He later decided that he wanted to fly them so he signed up and went to Fort Walters for Helicopter training and Fort Rucker for Airplanes training. Otha loved military life and made the best of every assignment that he went on.
I have been a Gold Star Wife and Gold Star Family since 1974. I lived close to Fort Bragg in hopes of his body being found but it has not as of today. Most of our family have visited the Wall in D.C. where his name is for all to see.