A native Virginian, Thomas became interested in military service at a young age while living in Hamilton, the heart of Mosby's Rangers country. After moving to Florida with his family, he joined a local rennactment unit in 1969 at the age of 18. He started out as a Private thru the years worked his way up the ranks to General.
Over the years, he has attended reenactments of all the major War Between the States battles throughout the U.S. as well as commading troops at many of the national events.
In 1977, Thomas attended the first Olustee Reenactment on the Olustee Battle Field and has attended every Olustee event since that time. During those early Olustees, he was given command of Confederate Troops. Then in the early part of the 1980's he became Commanding General of the Confederate Forces at Olustee, a postion he still currently holds.
Thomas has been a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans for over 30 years.
He and his wife, Gail Rebecca, have been married for 29 years and currently live in Lakeland, Florida. Professionally, he is a Superintendent for a Tampa electrical contractor.