The Box


The Box

Octavious Deshon Lakes grew up in Buford, Georgia, and knew before he even graduated from Forest Park High School that we wanted to join the U.S. Army and serve his country.  “Tay”, as his friends called him, was a fitness enthusiast who’s big life goal was to one day open a gym with his fiancé Mabinty.  But, handling his goals in proper order, Tay enlisted in the U.S. Army in March of 2017 and was assigned to Fort Hood as a Combat Engineer in the 3rd Brigade. 

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This is gonna be good…#abigannouncement


The title to this writing is a famous line from the origins of my relationship with Priscilla. About 16-1/2 years ago we knew each other, had known each other for a while and were finally touching on the subject of seeing one another in something other than a business setting. I asked, she accepted, then

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