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    0ldCrow

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    Co-Founder, Community Manager

    Games Played:

    Arma III, DayZ SA, Star Citizen, little of this, little of that….

    Personal:

    Hi, Charles is my real name, but mostly I’m called “Chuck” or “Ulti” by the guys in Old Blood And Guts.  I currently reside in Kentucky, outside of the military base known as “Ft. Knox”.   I am originally from Collinsville, Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri.   I’m the married (to Kelli) father of three (Kelsey, Caitlyn and Cooper).  One dog (Petey) and one cat (Tuna) round out the household.  I started gaming during the TRS-80 days of late 1979.   I met AndrewRall in early 2000 and he has been my steadfast gaming partner in crime since then.

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    I joined the U.S. Army in early 1989 via the delayed entry program.  Attending OSUT at Ft. Knox, Kentucky and graduating in December of that same year.  I went on to server with the 1st Armored Division in Bamberg, Germany.   In December of 1990 I was deployed to Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield.   After serving Germany and Iraq, I was stationed at Ft. Knox again, but this time as support staff for the Scout Commanders Certification Course, and the Junior Officer Mounted Land Navigation Course.  

    In August of 1993 I left the military to give higher education a try.   At the end of 6 months, with a new wife and child I re-entered the military and was this time stationed at Ft. Carson, Colorado.  After 5 years and 2 deployments (Cuba and UNDISCLOSED) I was assigned to the DMZ at Camp Garry Owen, South Korea.   After a total of 10 years in the army I settled again in Radcliff, Kentucky where I have lived for the last 17 years.

    Education:

    I attended Belleville Area College (Illinois), studying computers, during my brief hiatus from the military in 1993.  When I left the army in 2000 I completed 2 years of study at Elizabethtown Community College (Kentucky).   My field of study has always been computer related, although I originally intended to be an Architect.

    Business:

    I’ve been very lucky so far in my career to have only been unemployed for one extended period.  For the last eleven years I have worked as an information technology consultant with the same company in Louisville, Kentucky.   My everyday job includes things as mundane as virus removal and new workstations installs.  Occasionally I get to tackle larger more challenging projects like connecting 25 year old legacy systems with new, modern database structures.

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    This first thing you need to understand is that I would not have ever tried to create a community like Old Blood And Guts on my own.   Only with the continued support and motivation that AndrewRall provides has this community succeeded as well as it has.

    Born from a need for a community that was actually run for it’s members, and not run to exploit them, have we succeeded so well this far.  I consider each and every person in =BG= to be a friend.  I look forward to a future in which =BG= grows organically, increasing our numbers gradually to the optimum number.
    You could say I am the Chief Cat Herder, but that wouldn’t do justice to describing the position.  Never have I seen such a diverse group of people mesh so well together.  Only my experience in the armed forces comes even close to equaling it.

    Hobbies:

    • PC Gaming (of course)

    • The occasional humorous or informative Youtube video.

    • Live Streaming the =BG= chaos.

    • I STILL read comic books, but now I read them online (LOTS CHEAPER THEN THE PAPER ONES!).

    • I used to build model train sets, but no longer have the time.

    • I build things from wood…..hence the need to collect more and more tools.

    • Believe it or not I actually program in VS.net for fun……

    • With 2 kids in college and one in grade school I don’t have much free time but when I do, I spend it with family and my friends in OLD BLOOD AND GUTS.

    With 2 kids in college and one in grade school I don’t have much free time but when I do, I spend it with family and my friends in OLD BLOOD AND GUTS.

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