Frederick (Ted) Melvin
Former Seaman Frederick (Ted) Melvin, US Navy joined the Navy at 17, days after finishing high school, and spend much of his service on nuclear submarines as a technician.
A procedure to help with equalizing pressure at changing depths ended up causing permanent damage and may be the source of continuing bone and spine deterioration.
A diver before partial paralysis set into his feet and his lower spine started to collapse, he still enjoys the water and is the king of adapting his abilities to do what he loves. A true pirate at heart, he will be training with Travis and Gregg Wentworth at Dive Masters in San Antonio with his wife Lt. Col. Krystal Melvin, who will be his adaptive dive buddy.