Frank A. Urbanic, Jr. personally interviewed most of the Scouts involved in the Texas City disaster featured in We Were Prepared to produce this dramatic and authentic story, which includes his personal experiences. He is an Eagle Scout, Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, and a former assistant Scoutmaster.
Frank Urbanic graduated Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering. Frank is a retired U.S. Air Force officer, served as a base commander, a research and development program manager, a disaster preparedness officer and as a combat fighter pilot, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Frank Urbanic is recognized as a pioneer in the development of laser weapons systems, of which he authored technical papers and presented at the Department of Defense Tri-Service, and industry conferences on laser weaponry. He lives in Friendswood, Texas.