USMC Major Tyler Tidwell, who spent 13 years as an Infantry Officer and deployed three times in support of U.S. Central Command, participated in training and operations across numerous countries including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey, Kuwait. Bahrain, UAE, and Djibouti during his military career.
Shortly after his last deployment in 2018, Major Tidwell began experiencing symptoms and in the fall of 2019 he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The disease has progressed rapidly, taking away Major Tidwell’s ability to speak, and the use of his arms, hands, and legs.
On August 11, 2021, Major Tidwell, wife Cassi, and children Alexandria, Bobby, and Christian were welcomed back into their renovated home in Edmond, Oklahoma at a ceremony where it was announced that the mortgage held on the home had been completely satisfied. The smart technology and renovations will make the home more accessible and allow Major Tidwell to live more comfortably.