Andy Baranowski, known to friends as Bear, born in Hammond, Indiana 08/18/62. Graduated from the College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL in 1983 with an AA Degree in Business Management and Marketing. After graduation, enlisted in the United States Navy. He joined the Navy because, of the many sea stories from his father, who had joined the Navy in 1947. The stories told by his father made him want to read everything he could get his hands on describing life at sea, he was most interested in stories about the submarine service during WWII. Those men were and still are his heroes!