Jack Walters was born on the island of Galveston. He developed a deep love of the sea. After graduating from Tulane University, he went to Vietnam and served on patrol boat PCF-38. He received a shrapnel wound and some medals. Jack married a lady from Brasil and became the proud step father of three Brasilian children. Jack lived on six of the seven continents. He is now married to a woman doctor originally from Argentina. They live in Pacifica, California.