In the years following his service Dale was forced to fight another battle with depression, nightmares and a feeling of being disconnected from the world. It took years to realize that he was in the grip of Post Traumatic Stress from his experience in Vietnam. Dale floundered through a number of jobs but eventually time began to heal the painful memories and eventually he was able to pull his life together.
Dale found his way to Flagstaff, Arizona where he attended Northern Arizona University on the G.I bill. It was here, in this beautiful mountainside community, amongst teachers, students and friends that he again, found himself. After graduating he moved to Tampa Florida to be near his family. In Television, Dale finally found an outlet for his creativity. Working for a local television station, he received accolades as a producer/director and won several Emmy awards. At the same time Dale acquired a master''s degree in communication from the University of South Florida and since then has been a communication and marketing consultant for major corporations.
Dale currently lives with his wife Debra and there two cats in St. Charles, Illinois.