Born and raised in San Angelo, Byrd graduated from Central High School in 2006 before attending ASU. While studying at college, Byrd decided to enlist in the Marines in 2008 and then served two deployments in Afghanistan. His MOS is the Infantry. Byrd is currently stationed at Twentynine Palms, California and is an instructor in training and operational performance.
He and his wife, Eva, have a one-year-old son Lyam Coy.
Corporal Alex Byrd, thanks for being our Hometown Hero.