The author spent four years, one month, and seventeen days as an active duty US Army Infantryman. After his time in C 2/4 Infantry (Pershing), he spent the balance of his four year enlistment in the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado leaving active duty with an honorable discharge in 1990. He was recalled to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. He spent an additional five years in the Naval Reserves and earned a BSEd in history from Southwest Missouri State University. Since college, he has taught public school, was a corrections officer, taught juvenile delinquents for the state, and now teaches in a prison for the federal government. Today, he lives on a beautiful piece of ground in the country in southwest Missouri with his wonderful wife.