The author descends from the original founders of America, having settled in the colonies more than a hundred years before the American Revolution. His ancestors served and died in every conflict from the Revolutionary War through Vietnam. The author himself is retired military and a Vietnam Veteran. He is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He is also a member of the American Legion, the Masonic Lodge and a charter member of the Doc Holliday Society, and an affiliation with the General George S. Patton Jr. society. He is an historian of The War Between the States and devotes equal time to genealogy research. He professes that home and family falls under God and everything else falls under the category of Country, thus, he has only one ideology--God and Country first, last and always. Those who know him best proclaim that he was born to wave the flag, Oh, that Red, White and Blue.