Grady Birdsong, the son of an oil field roughneck, driller, tool pusher and a homemaker mother, was raised on the small town values of “God, Mother, Country, and Apple Pie,” in that order. He grew up in central and southwest Kansas attending Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, before enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1966. After serving two combat tours in Northern I Corps region of Vietnam during the Tet Offensive in 1968 and along the DMZ in 1969, he returned to Denver and finished his formal education at Regis University, Denver, Colorado. During his actual education, he traveled the globe, enjoying a successful career in marketing and business development in the telecommunications, data, and cable/fiber-optic industries.
Now retired, Grady lives with his wife, Pamela, in the Denver area, where he enjoys his grandchildren and spends time writing, “puttering,” and hunting big game.
Grady has written technical manuals, product brochures, articles and white papers for various organizations, magazines, and trade journals, presenting leading-edge engineering and design applications to the Telecommunication and Data world.