I grew up
in Pleasantville, IA where my parents, Greg and Judy still reside. I have one older sister Amber Pelzer, married
to Larry Pelzer who lives in Newton.
While being over in Saudi Arabia my first niece, Kasey, was born. In April 2004 my second niece, Kennedy, was
I enlisted in the United States Air Force and left for basic
training three weeks after graduating from Pleasantville High School. I was stationed at Lackland AFB in San
Antonio, TX for basic training. I was
then shipped to Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS for tech school in computer
programming. After completing tech
school at Keesler AFB I was then assigned to Maxwell AFB – Gunter Annex in
Montgomery, AL. After 9/11 I was sent
over to Saudi Arabia. After finishing my
tour in Saudi Arabia I returned to Maxwell AFB – Gunter Annex. In September 2004 I was sent overseas again
this time to the United Arab Emirates.
While being over there I took CLEP tests to complete my Associate’s
degree from the Community College of the Air Force in Computer Science. After finishing that tour I again returned to
Maxwell AFB – Gunter Annex. While being
stationed in Montgomery, AL I volunteered at the Archibald Senior Center
teaching Windows 98 and later Windows XP to senior citizens in the area for over
four years. I was also a member of the
Headquarters Standard Systems Group Sabre Drill Team performing precision drill
maneuvers for local groups in the community and military ceremonies for four
and a half years. In June 2005 I was
honorably discharged from the Air Force and returned home to Iowa.