A kind, generous and loving man. Gene spent his entire
adult life "involved with mankind".
Following a tragic accident in 1961 that left him a
paraplegic, he rose above his adversity setting an example
of courage and commitment to one's cause.
As a teacher at Yreka High School, Gene spread the
story of our country and its military conflicts, instilling
a love of country in the youth, and fostering in them
respect for men and women of the military.