Bekila Tyner was born in 1952 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Raised by an extremely abusive father, he was cast out into the streets at an early age, where he learned to survive with children as his mentors. This historic trail of abuse stems back to his grandfather in the late 1800s in rural Mississippi. In spite of the trail of abuse, Bekila made his mark in the military as he rose to the top of his field, where he was personally awarded by two US Presidents. His story spans over eighty-six years of historic family events and connections from John Dillinger and Al Capone to his personal discovery of the Air Force Mafia. This is a human interest story in epic realities.