The Changing of the Guard
June 6, 2011
Hosted by R-kal Truluck
Known as Mr. Independent to the people of Pennsylvania Robert Allen Mansfield is the former Republican and Independent candidate for Governor. Of Pennsylvania. In 1991 Robert earned his GED and accepted Jesus Christ into his life. He continued his religious studies in 1996 when he began studying Reformation Theology, which led him to his confirmation in the Reformed Episcopal Church. Robert is currently a member of Grace Reformed Episcopal Church in Collingdale Pennsylvania. After re-enlisting in the Army National Guard in 2005, Robert volunteered to serve in Iraq. Then in December of 2006 he was deployed to Iraq where he served 1 year. Robert also served with the 1st Army Division at Fort McCoy Wisconsin and In 2008 Robert was assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion in Fort Knox Kentucky. after having a Partial Nephectomy and cancerous tumor removed from his left kidney. Today Robert Allen Mansfield is a Type 2 Diabetic and is a Cancer Survivor. In 2010 Robert was diagnosed with having a mild traumatic Brain Injury from his service in Iraq. Robert is retired from the U.S. Army and is unashamedly proud of serving as a Sergeant his numerous citations His Colleagues in Det (1) 131st Transportation unit affectionately call Robert “The Midnight Rider“ and “Radio“. For all the difficulties Robert has endured throughout his life, he has come through with the perseverance and fortitude that defines an American.and America . for everytime that he got knocked down he got back up. His life is that of any American, mixed with tragedy and accomplishment. But out of these tragedies comes hope for tomorrow. Robert Allen Mansfield is truly a great American. It is an Honor to Present to some and Introduce to others Mr. Independent, Robert Allen Mansfield.
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I was born in Brooklyn, New York. Full Name is R-kal Truluck, first name is Swahili meaning Ruler of the Lake. It’s pronounced ARE- Kal. Many call me “TRU.”
I’m a 12year pro-football veteran; I played in 3 leagues (NFL, CFL, and AFL) for such teams as the Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, Montreal Allouettes, Detroit Fury, and Washington Redskins.
I have hosted the Inside the Trenches Radio Show since 2007 and Inside the Trenches LIVE/TV since 2009. I have been a motivational public speaker for 10+ years and I am the Kids Football Activity Instructor for Lifetime Fitness.
In my collegiate and professional career, I played at SUNY Cortland Division III and went to the NFL, playing pro 1997-2009. I was the first player at Cortland to play Pro Football. In 1998, I was Defensive Player of the Week in my Week 1 debut Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Toronto Argonauts with the CFL. In 2001 Arena Football I was Rookie of the Year and the first true defensive player to win the award. In 2002 I won the Arena Football’s Lineman of the Year, leading the AFL in sacks10.5. I joined the NFL Kansas City Chiefs in 2002 where I was given the Coaches Award for Best Newcomer of the year. I made another stop back to the CFL 2006 and played in my first Championship (Grey Cup). My last stop before retiring was with the AFL Georgia Force in 2008 and finally from the game of football in 2009.