Keith Yrisarri Stateson

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Author Bio

Fascinated with science, I majored in chemistry and conducted research in analytical chemistry and biochemistry; supervised general, organic, and inorganic chemistry laboratory courses; and enlisted in the US Army as a chemical officer. With a desire to learn more about innovation, I studied intellectual property law. After serving in the military, I returned to school to study music, creative writing, and business. Though once trained to synthesize and analyze the elemental building blocks of life, I now experiment with elements to create literature and music that reflect the challenges and difficulties I have had to endure.

 

There was a time when reading, writing, and grammar were my archenemies. While in grade school, I repeated first grade, and was placed in speech therapy and remedial English classes in middle school and high school. Realizing my strength was anything other than reading or writing, I obtained a degree in chemistry. I believed chemistry was my calling. Yet things mixed differently than the way I imagined.

 

One day I met an old man, whom I neither knew nor saw again. He said: “I see your hand writing. You’re going to be a writer. I see music all over you.” However, none of this made any sense. After giving it thought, I decided to practice creative writing and a new realm opened. Little by little I began to grow. As time went by, there were moments I wanted to give up. Adversity was squeezing me on every side, crushing my hope. Yet pressing onward, each challenge helped me progress forward. Then, under unlikely and yet ideal conditions, a transformation yielded an endless journey to discover.

Artist Bio

Keith, alias Sing Fighter, is also an artist of music.

Additional Bio Stats

Personal Characteristics

Name:                    Keith Yrisarri Stateson

Mama:                   Teresa Garcia Stateson

Papa:                      Joseph Y. Stateson Jr.

Pen Name:             Enduring Writer

Artist Name:          Sing Fighter

Date of Birth:         March 31, 1976

Birth Location:      Texas, USA

Weight:                  Super Weight

Height:                   174 cm + microns

Strength:                Dominating

Intelligence:           Exploding

Creativity:              Infinite

Eyes:                      Honey Brown

Race:                      Multiracial

Ethnicity:               Multiethnic

Nationality:            Multinational

                               Basque

                               Canarian

                               Dutch

                               English

                               French-both sides

                               German

                               Irish

                               Mexican

                               Native Indian

                               Scottish

Military Service

Service Branch:     United States Army

Service Time:        3 years and 6 months

Entry Rank:           Specialist

Final Rank:            First Lieutenant

Wars:                     Enduring Freedom

Mission

Assisted in film and media projects, compiled unit status reports in support of combat operations, coordinated logistical movements, tracked battlefield operations, and funded over 70 projects to help develop communities and infrastructure.

 

Schools

Basic Combat Training

Infantry Officer Candidate School

CBRN School

Awards

Army Achievement Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal, two campaign stars

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Army Service Ribbon

NATO Medal

SharpShooter Marksmanship Badge

300+ Army Physical Fitness Test Badge

 

Certifications

HAZMAT, Radiological, and Toxic Agent

Education

B.Sc. Integrative Studies

University of North Texas, 2019

B.Sc. Chemistry

Texas A&M University, 2000