James Jack Webb was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. While growing up, he always enjoyed asking about and listening to the war stories told by his uncles who served in Europe during the Second World War. One side of his family were from the South and fought in the Civil War as well as other major conflicts in the United States military. The other side were from Japan and despite losing everything due to the attack on Pearl Harbor, were allowed to fight for their country and the freedom of their families. James has studied the conflicts in Europe for the last 38 years and continues to work in the medical field.