I was born in Elkins, West Virginia, on October 18, 1967. I am the eldest son of Melanie (a homemaker) and Harold Lindsay "Four Eyes" (a retired coal miner/truck driver) of Mill Creek, WV. I attended Randolph County schools and graduated from Tygarts Valley High School in 1985. I played a variety of sports and was an all-conference and honorable mention all-state basketball player. I briefly attended Fairmont State College, then enlisted in the United States Air Force in May of 1986. As a 462/2W1X Air Force Specialty Code Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist, I trained and then deployed for Desert Shield/Storm. I cross-trained in 1999 into the 3HO Aerospace Historian career field. I was deployed numerous times to write classified histories about all kinds of operations in Kosovo, Enduring freedom and Iraqi freedom. I served my country honorably and nobly, and I played and coached basketball and officiated for my country and service in over 30 countries.
During my career, I lived in South Carolina; Germany; Utah; Abilene, TX; and Italy, and I finally retired from Randolph AFB, TX, as a Master Sergeant on May 31, 2006. I graduated from the University of Maryland in 2008, with a BA in History, and I earned an MS in Kinesiology/Sports Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2011. A certified Texas teacher, I taught Social Studies and coached sports at the following high schools: Schertz Clemens, Copperas Cove, Smithson Valley, Waco Midway, Southwest Legacy, and Alamo Heights. Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2014, I battle every day just to live.
I live in San Antonio, Texas, with my beautiful wife of 30 years, Marjorie, and our three dogs, Lou (deceased in 2019), Jane, and Trudy, along with my daughters' Corgi, Scubee. My body and mind are locked and loaded with Want To, and I love to fight. Death is easy and instant. Living with Parkinson's daily is fucking hard. I'll take your prayers, positive words, or kicks in the ass. Parkinson's will kill me but not today.