Raymond Allen Zehner (Al)

6500 Jones Creek Road
Keystone Heights, FL. 32656


1997--B.S. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida--College of Journalism and Communications. Major: magazine journalism, Minor: English. Classes include: editing, feature and magazine writing, photojournalism, reporting, electronic publishing, graphics and magazine management. Internships at: Orange & Blue--editor Fall '97/Spring '98 issue, associate copy editor and associate design editor Spring '97 issue. Sun One Online News Service. Member Kappa Tau Alpha and Golden Key Honor Society.

1994--A.A. St. Johns River Community College, Orange Park, Florida. Member Phi Theta Kappa.

1979--Hinds Community College, Jackson, Mississippi--vocational machine shop.

1973 to 1975--Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

1967--Ashland High School, Ashland, Ohio.

Work Experience:

1984 to 1993--Department of Defense, Jacksonville, Florida--Naval Aviation Depot and Public Works. WG-10 machinist and veterans representative.

1979 to 1984--Journeyman level machinist for various machine shops including: C.I. Capps 3727 Bennet; Owen's Industrial 240 Talleyrand and 7403 Phillips Highway; Zeller's Machinery P.O. box 5243; all in Jacksonville, Florida.

Self-employed: Free-lance writer and editor, gunsmith, seven years as a musician (Hammond B-3, piano and synthesizers), two years route sales, one year in security and guard dog service.

Military Experience:

1967 to 1969--Marine Corps MOS=0311--infantry rifleman, automatic rifleman, fire-team leader, squad leader, duty NCO. Serial number: 2367397, honorable discharge/E-4 level/10-point veteran preference. Decorations include Navy Achievement w/combat v device and Purple Heart. Combat duty in Vietnam with B Company 1/1 1st Marine Division.

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