Ranger recovers, settles into ‘T-shirt and jeans’
By Casey Farrar
The Fitzwilliam native, who describes himself as a “T-shirt and jeans kind of guy,” dons khakis and crisp button-down shirts at work.
He spends his days working as an operations support manager for Wapati Energy LLC, an oil company run by a friend and former military colleague.
He’s home every evening by 5, loves hanging out with his 8-year-old son, Caleb, by the pool and taking his wife out to dinner.
He frequently gets to see his children from a previous marriage, Dylan, 18, and Sarah, 16, who live in Dallas.
On Friday afternoons, he goes pistol shooting with his boss at a local target range.
Shooting is perhaps the only remnant of a life he once had — the life of an Army Ranger that took him to Panama, Afghanistan and Iraq.
He’s 41 and retired from the Army almost three years ago after serving for two decades.
He says he loves the time his new life allows him to spend with his family, but it’s different from the life he envisioned for himself.
It’s not a life he could have imagined until the day seven years ago he lost his left eye. Continue reading