Lawrence William Rambo was born December 27, 1955, in Adrian, Mich., to William H. Rambo and Lucille A. (Mitchell) Rambo-Rawson.
He graduated from Gordon High School, Gordon, Neb., in 1974. He did two tours of duty with the United States Air Force. He drove an 18-wheeler for Black Hills Packing, Co. for several years, after which he attended Black Hills Vo-Tech, graduating top in his class for boat mechanic. He then attended school for Mercury Motors and graduated Master