Specialist Byrd was born in Layfayette, Louisiana, and graduated from Spring Hill High School in Longview, Tx 2006. He attended the University of North Texas and received a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management 2011. Byrd returned to school in 2013 at Murray State College School of Gunsmithing Tishomingo, OK 2016. After graduating he worked as a gunsmith for Shumaker Gunworks Stephenville Tx. He joined the Army in 2019 and completed OSUT at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He was assigned to the USAMU Custom Firearms shop in November 2019 as a gunsmith.
His military awards include; National Defense Service Medal and an Army Service Ribbon