R. Carel Byrd retired from IBM in 2005 lives in the Calavares County. He has done things backwards since graduating from Pioneer High School in San Jose he did two tours in Vietnam during his three years in the Army. He graduated in San Jose State University in 2010 with Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Minor in Literature. Married with five children and eight grand-children his continues to evolve. He worked as a machinist, development technician, manager, engineering technician, coached soccer for sixteen years, tutored for two, and spends a lot of days taking care of five acres. The last six years, in his spare time, were spent researching information about his tours of Vietnam.