Fayetteville, NC – Like many young men, Noah Watts, of St. Peters, Missouri dreamed of owning a dirt bike. He would read all of the magazines, and watch all of the race broadcasts. There were two rules in his home; dad said no dogs, mom said no dirt bikes. However, Noah’s dad did own a 1974 Honda Del Hawk, and he would secretly let Noah ride it at the high school when he was as young as 12 years old. His dad gave the bike to Noah when he was a Junior in high school. It became his only means of transportation, even in snowy winters.
In July of 1996, his passion for motorcycles was put on hold. That summer, Noah enlisted in the United States Marines as a mortarman. He then went to Force Recon from 1998 thru 2004. The United States Marines Force Reconnaissance (FORECON) is one of the United States Marine Corps' special operations capable forces (SOC), and provides essential elements of military intelligence to the command element of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. FORECON is responsible for independent operations behind enemy lines, performing unconventional special operations.