Gordon Lee served two years in the Army National Guard, three years in the USMC making the rank of sergeant. He also notably served 20 years with the city police, and became chief of police. He was a traveling coin dealer for 10 years and ran his own store as a sports card dealer. For 24 years of his life he dealt in Antiques. He has travelled across Europe and America, living a life full of experiences which he is now sharing with others through his books. To this day, he is still residing in Oregon. Gordon Lee is a Life Member of the Tillamook County Pioneer Association.