Sam grew up in Lindsborg and graduated from Smoky Valley High School, and attended Bethany College before joining the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman and has done tours of duty in Iraq, off the coast of Bosnia, and Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Today his is a Chief Petty Officer with the Naval Reserves.
When Sam left active duty, he went back to school and started working for the U.S. Post Office in Chicago, and when he decided to move back to central Kansas, he became a letter carrier in Salina. Sam, his wife Mandy,and three incredible bonus kids, Gracie, Campbell and Rhett, live in Lindsborg and became the proud parents of new baby Saylor in October.
And – for the record, Sam says he is consistently ribbed about his name being similar to the city by the bay.
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