ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luis A. Jimenez was born January 9, 1937 in Presidio, Texas and during his early childhood years, World War II was on everyone’s mind. His dad went off to war while his mother stayed behind caring for his little brother and him. It was then that he started to have visions and dreams of someday becoming a soldier. After the war, his dad came home and bought his employer’s store and he and his mother operated it successfully for the next 30 years. At the age of 9, he was sent to Moye Military School in Castroville, Texas where he graduated from the eighth grade. By then, he had set his goals of completing high school and going on to graduating from college and becoming an AirForce Officer. Twenty years later, his goal and dreams came true. He graduated from high school at St. Edwards in Austin and then got his business degree from Rollins College in Orlando, Florida in 1969. He enlisted in the AF in 1957 and retired in 1979 as an AF Captain, which enabled him to be hired as a civilian by several international aircraft companies in Saudi Arabia. In 1990, his family decided to come and settle in San Antonio, and for the next 10 years, he did substitute teaching. He is now busy maintaining his rental properties and enjoying his two grandchildren.