Quentin M. Thomas (AKA Texas Red) is a native of Fort Worth, Texas and a retired USAF Colonel. He has had a love for the American West since his youth at the Saturday morning matinees. He has done extensive research on the American West and is an accomplished historian with extensive studies in American history from the civil war era forward. Reared near the Chisholm Trail in Ardmore, Oklahoma he has never been far from the influences of the American cowboy. He has lived across America and savored her heritage, is a published author, business consultant, and frequent speaker on American history.