I was born in norther Illinois and raised in southeastern Wisconsin. I spend most of my childhood in small houses or on a farm, so I learned the value of hard work at an early age. When it came time for me to go to high school, we moved into the suburbs of Milwaukee, and I was introduced to a new way of life. After graduating, I had no desire to go to college, so I enlisted in the United States Army. I developed an identity of a traveling Soldier, spending most of my first decade in the military overseas. This gave me a unique ability to adapt to new surroundings.
When I returned from a tour in Ko...
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