Grew up a farm kid in NE rural Missouri joined the United States Marine Corps at 17 went in on an 0300 MOS. Went to 8541 Scout Sniper school after my first deployment to Afghanistan. Deployed 2 more times once to Iraq and another into Afghanistan. Got out of the Corps and bummed around home for awhile following rodeo circuits. My wife filed for divorce I found myself a drunk and in trouble with the law and jumped a plane to France, I joined the French Foreign Legion and am very happy with my decision. I do have kids which makes the decision I made very hard on me. I'm a soldier plain and simple! To clarify I was not in big trouble with the law just minor stuff but it was adding up, and I would have ended up dead or in prison and I couldn't take that shame. I love soldiering and being involved in long range shooting I'm fascinated by ballistics and trajectories. I'm currently in Mogadishu Somalia Africa and deploying to Afghanistan soon.