David Wells was born in Lincoln in 1948 and attended Northeast, then UNL and UNO. He retired from his printing business in 2018 after 38 years. Married with two grown daughters, he now lives in Omaha. He has done extensive research on Nebraska’s connections to the Civil War and the Nebraska Dept of the GAR. His work on the soldiers’ monuments & memorials in Nebraska was given a Certificate of Commendation by the AASLH in 1997 and he has been on the Board of Directors of the Civil War Veterans Museum in Nebraska City since 1993.