TLBTV: The American Vision – From Vietnam Tank Commander to Private Eye

With Special Guest - Richard Echols - Fellow Mizzou Alumni

The American Vision – From Vietnam Tank Commander to Private Eye – With Special Guest – Richard Echols, Fellow Mizzou Alumni


Richard Echols: From Missouri to Viet Nam Tank Commander

Richard Echols graduated from Jefferson City High School in Missouri. He holds degrees in art, psychology, and criminal justice administration with a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Missouri. He was commissioned an officer in the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam as a tank company commander.

Echols’ Marine awards and medals include expert qualifications with the rifle and .45 caliber pistol. He is an avid gun enthusiast, currently living in the gun friendly state of Texas. Temporary USMC additional duties as an investigator gave him a taste for finding the truth. Following his honorable discharge from the Marines, Echols then served twenty-three years in the Missouri Department of Public Safety. His last nine years were in the position of a deputy director.

Private Investigator and Author

His retirement from public service brought the next chapter in his life to fruition. As a private investigator, his focus is directed on solving cold cases. He began writing the Connor Pennington novels after being asked by a high school classmate to investigate a long-ago incident involving his classmate’s younger brother. When looking into the case, Echols agreed with the family that the man’s death could not have been a suicide.

After having been involved with this case, Echols decided to write a novel featuring Connor Pennington as a private investigator hired to look at the mysteries surrounding a troubled young man’s suicide. Doubts of the case’s validity soon arise as Pennington looks deep into the pasts of those involved. The alleged weapon used in the suicide was a .22-caliber Colt Ace, which brought about the name of the book: Colt Ace: A Mostly True Cold Case Story: A Conner Pennington Novel.


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About TLBTV Show Host and TLB Project Contributing Author … Author of  ’20/20 A CLEAR VISION FOR AMERICA’

Bill Muckler is a long-time contributor is The Liberty Beacon Project and has appeared on numerous TLB radio and TV shows. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri; graduated from Christian Brothers College High School (an Army Junior ROTC School) and received a B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. While at Mizzou, he spent two years in Air Force ROTC.

Bill entered the USMC Officer Candidate Course in Quantico, VA upon graduation and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant; spent four and one-half years on active duty, and then eleven years as a Ready Reservist. He holds the permanent rank of Captain and held a Top Secret Security Clearance.

As an entrepreneur, Bill founded Muckler Typographic Corporation in St. Louis, MO. He was the owner and operator of that small business which provided typography services for Ad Agencies, Art Studios, Printers and Lithographers for ten years.

Bill has been a Work Process Management Consultant for 40 years and eventually an owner and director of his consultancy. His firm assessed business operations, conducted management and leadership training, and implemented process solutions as a problem solver in energy, mining, manufacturing, construction, fabrication, assembly, technology, food processing, health care and communications at more than 300 locations over the past 40 years.

Bill has three children: Angela, Christa and Christian; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He has lived in St. Louis, Columbia, Ferguson and St. Charles in Missouri. Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii. Panama City, Marco Island, St. Augustine and Cocoa, Florida. He has worked in, visited or travelled to 45 states, eleven countries and numerous islands in many seas.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish:” Proverbs 29:18


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