Edd’s life of nearly 7 decades has been filled with diverse opportunities, unique challenges, and masterful accomplishments. Unfortunately
much of it must remain confidential. At a very young age Edd began intensive martial arts training and by age 20 he had become a
Ninth (9th) Degree Dan Black-Belt in Juijitsu(i). In College Edd studied to be a professional percussionist and Band Director who eventually
taught Martial Arts and finished as an Engineer. In the early 60’s he spent a summer as the guest drummer on the Johnny Carson Tonight Show
and by the early 70’s he had become the leading developer of Marching Drum Corps with a nationally renowned band camp in Kentucky.
In between those drumming gigs he visited a foreign country.
His varied abilities and accomplishments put him under the watchful scrutiny of the ISU Security Force, Indiana State Police, and ultimately
The US Army. Edd served in Vietnam as the NCOIC of 18th MP Brigade, Head Quarters Co. COP (Civilian Operations Personnel). He was
skilled and specialized in practical intelligence gathering in the field. He was the Offensive Instructor for MACV. His training objectives were
physical confrontation, fixed-blade combat, and small-arms use within close quarter circumstantial environments. After an honorable discharge
his former military experience lead too a continuing service arrangement in the training methods and skills for small personal firearms with
the Special Operations Divisions within the DOD. Edd has spent half a century developing and refining training methods and equipment used
all over the world by military, police, and civilians.
In Edd's off time (Ha Ha) he has headed corporate developments in several fields; Music, Teaching, Polymer Seals, Bio-Medical Devises,
Weapons Retention Systems, etc. These have lead to an array of Awards, Recognitions, and Honors;
Bronze Star …administration of special skills activity…Long Binh….General C. W. Abrams (1969);
Letter of Commendation, Gen. R. Brooks (1994);
Commanders Award, Dept. of the Army (1995);
President & Owner of LuLendy Ranch;
President & Owner of Drum Line, Inc.;
Director of Operations of Sullivan Group;
Ex.VP Davidson, Inc.,
Chairman, PurTech Industries;
Executive Director of International Federation of Leather Guilds;
Lifetime Merit Achievement Award, Trustee & Founder; Hall of Fame (Leathercraft)
CEO, E. Lucas Engineering;
Director and Master Instructor, ProTEQ Fire Arms Academy;
Father of Eddie, Parke, Shelley, Bert, and Chad; Grandfather to twelve (12) and Husband to Jan.
I am certain of this one thing about Edd --- "He develops a system and then uses it."