In 1969, with the draft for the Vietnam War in effect, Charles enlisted in the United States Army and was trained as a field artilleryman. He was honorably discharged from active duty in 1971 and resumed his teaching career in Johnson City, Texas. After being discharged from active duty, Charles continued his military service in the U.S. Army Reserve and was honorably discharged from reserve duty in 1982.
In 1974 Charles was awarded a Master of Education Degree by Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and, in 1979, took a teaching position at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler. He, Diana, and their two daughters, Kerri and Susie, moved to Bullard where he and Diana now reside. In 1981, a son, Timothy, joined the family. Charles retired from classroom teaching in 2001 with 33 years of service but continues to work for Tyler ISD in the Transportation Department.
In 2009, after the inauguration of Barak Obama and the nation’s sharp turn toward socialism, Charles became active in the TEA Party movement and worked to elect conservatives to the House and Senate. In 2012, when the Supreme Court ruled Obama Care constitutional after changing the basis on which the case was argued, Charles came to the realization that the freedom of Texans would require the consideration of other options.
Charles believes that it is now apparent that we will not be able to “elect” our way out of the nation’s death spiral into Marxist Socialism and that the Supreme Court can no longer be relied on to uphold the Constitution. The only hope for our grandchildren and great grandchildren to live as free men and women is for Texas, like scores of other nation states around the world, to reclaim its status as an independent nation. Charles believes it is now TIME TO STAND!