Roy Lynch was born in Alabama into a military family. Both of his parents were US Marines. He was raised in a Christian home and moved around the country to different military bases, mainly Camp Lejeune, Parris Island, and Camp Pendleton. When he grew up, he served active duty in the United States Air Force. While in service he obtained a dual Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC). The first AFSC, he started with was (461) Munitions Maintenance Specialist (nickname – BB Stacker) during the end of the Vietnam War. The second AFSC was (305) Computer Maintenance Specialist until he left active duty.
Roy then became a Department of Defense (DoD) Civil Servant supporting the military departments throughout their worldly activities in Space Acquisition. He worked with many large and small contractors as they designed, built, and launched satellites. He participated in eight successful launches. During his civil service time, he went to college at night and on Saturdays to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Space Systems Operations Management with emphasis in Acquisition and Program Management. When he retired, he achieved a combined US Government Service of USAF Veteran and DoD Civil Servant of over 42 years in the protection of this Great Nation.
Roy is a father of three sons and a grandfather to thirteen loving grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Due to life-sustaining dialysis, he is able to participate in birthdays, graduations, BBQs, and all the other family activities with his sons and grandchildren as they grow up, who benefit from his support and guidance. He has many other interests: cooking, leather working, coin collecting, classical guitar, motorcycle riding, fishing, metal detecting, and more.
Currently, the wait time for a kidney from a deceased donor (“the list”) is five-plus years. Receiving the gift of life from a living kidney donor would allow Roy to live longer, feel better, and prevent him from enduring the ills of years on dialysis. He has enlisted the help of a Veteran's organization called DOVE Transplant which is helping in his outreach to find his life-saving kidney donor. DOVE will assist all prospective donors throughout the process and make sure they do not incur any out-of-pocket expenses related to the evaluation or surgery.
A healthy person can live a normal life with one kidney and save this Veteran's life! Please click on the link below if you would like to learn more OR call 551-449-8319.
Air Force Veteran