R. David Johnson was born in 1960 to working-class roots. He joined the United States Navy on his 17th birthday, not so much out of patriotism, but because he needed food and shelter. Patriotism came later. Self-educated, he managed to acquire a few college credits along the way. Married at 19, he raised three sons and a daughter. He spends his free time riding his Harley-Davidson with his second wife, Claire, or doting on his many grandchildren. His faith in God is strong. He will tell you he has seen the fallibility of mankind within his own heart, and that has driven his belief in the Almighty. He is currently working on other projects connected to his own history, as well as the world we live in.