United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who also performed underwater archaeology in an amateur fashion. He became known in the 1950s for discovering what may have been evidence of ancient human life in the Florida region.
During World War II, while employed by the United States Army Air Corps, he was put in charge of killing Pacific Ocean sharks.
He was captured on tape discovering a preserved human brain inside a skull found at Warm Mineral Springs in Florida.
He was married to Shirley E. Royal from 1970 until his passing in 1997. Royal died four years later.
He and Alana Cordy Collins both worked as archaeologists.