About the Author
Barry Goodson served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam from 19681969 near ChuLai, Vietnam. His primary service was as an Assistant Squad Leader in his CAP unit. Other duties included machine gunner and squad leader of Alpha guns/Alpha Company. He received a Naval Achievement Medal with Valor and a Purple Heart.
Goodson currently serves as a sheriff's deputy in Parker County, Texas, where he has patroled 1,000 square miles investigating criminal cases, apprehending criminals, serving as community relations and media relations officer, and crime watch coordinator, among other services. Goodson was named Patrol Officer of the year in 1994. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University.