Willie did something unique, he switched branches and joined the Army, where he became a helicopter, then airplane pilot. It was when he was stationed in Korea that he met his wife, Hoshumi. While in the Army, he earned a degree in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautic University, majoring in Aviation Safety and minoring in Airline Management. After 20 years of service, Willie retired from the military. He still had his passion for flying and decided to fly for a commercial freight company. That position took him away from his growing family too often, so he did what many of us dream of doing, he started his own trucking business!