In 1989 lance joined the U.S. Army and spent 15 years with the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and the 2nd 503rd of the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy. Lance suffers from Late Onset PTSD from his deployments to Kosovo in 1999, and Iraq in 2003.
After getting out, Lance stayed with his wife and family in Germany, where his wife is from. He now spends any free time he has searching for relics with his XP Deus, and often gives his finds over to museums and the property owners so they can show them to others.
To Lance, it is the hunt, not the collection of things that he loves about the hobby. He also uses the hobby as a therapy for his PTSD and recommends it highly to anyone else suffering from it. (If you have questions about PTSD, feel free to ask Lance. He will happily assist you in better understanding the illness, for yourself or someone you know.)
Lance is Co-Host/Producer/Editor and manager of the GDA Podcast.