Born in Massachusets Billy always found trouble. He dropped out of high school at the age of 16 and after getting arrested for car jacking he had the choice to join the Army or go to prison. He choose the Army, after his time was up he re-enlisted seeing nothing else for a high school dropout to do. He never told his father the circumstances of his decision to join the Army. His father belivies Billy is simply carrying on the Dunlevy traditon of serving the US. With all of his 3 brothers joining the Marines and Army and his 2 sisters joined as Corpsman in the Navy.