Mykel Hawke . . . TV producer-host; American-born author; decorated U.S. Special Forces veteran, survival expert (streets in the American south for a time during his teenage years) (source: The Backwoodsman magazine, May/June 2013, cover story: "A Man Who Never Quits" by Charlie Richie Jr.: "Just when he was starting to enter his teenage years, Hawke became homeless and was forced to survive on his own. [Hawke:] 'One day, when I was 14, I came home after being gone for a week working on a job site and the house was empty, no power or food. I had no family or place to go, so I spent the winter on the streets and that is where I grew a strong interest in all things survival. . . . I grew up pretty poor in Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia.'" [In the article, he described Kentucky as his home state.]). Photo: Wikipedia.