Sage Lake in Northern Michigan
This is where I met my wife. I was 16 and she was 15. We’ve built a big, beautiful family lodge and bought 400 acres of hunting land around it. It’s the ultimate getaway.
Anheuser-Busch’s A&E Eagle Symbol
Anheuser-Busch is the top distributorship you can own. It’s even sweeter because I was a distributor for all the competing brands before I got to use it. It’s a symbol that I accomplished almost all of what I wanted to accomplish in this business.
Walking the warehouse of my distributorships
I get to see my employees, ask them about their families, what they are trying to accomplish.
Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms
It told you exactly what war was going to be like. Hemingway was one of those guys who didn’t have to go to WWI. He volunteered because he believed in the cause.
Battle flag from my armored command vehicle, “Amtrack”
It symbolized the respect my Marines had for me. It was filled with oil and grime from the oil fires. They cleaned it first, framed it and put a wonderful sentiment on it. It’s in my office.
Charge of the Light Brigade
This painting is a symbol of raw courage. It was a tragic charge.
Always makes me think how lucky I am. Denise has stayed with me for 43 years with the demands of my Anheuser-Busch beer distributorships and after leaving her and four daughters on numerous Marine Corps deployments and missions. A strong, tough woman.
This sculpture represents the ultimate sacrifice.
This bullet was the last round left in my magazine from my first combat action in [Desert Storm] Kuwait. It reminds me how easily life can be taken from you.
Marine Corps workouts
I do three to four a week. It’s the time I use to clear my head and think of innovations.