We remember Fred Lewis from Gold Rush, a reality television series airing on the Discovery channel.
The show, unlike any other programs focusing on drama, follows a team of miners as they struggle to dig for gold in the areas that are not otherwise known for gold.
And thus Fred is one of such characters in the fascinating show. Here’s everything you need to know about him.
How Old Is he?
Fred Lewis was born in the year 1977. He grew up celebrating his birthday every year sometime around the 24th of November. This makes his zodiac sign to be Saggitarius.
Also, he turned 43 years of age in 2020.
Fred Lewis [Gold Rush] Parents, Siblings
So, Gold Rush’s Fred Lewis, at some point in life, retreated to his parents’ farm in Kentucky. There, his older brother, Mike, encouraged him to help out in the garden.
It is obvious from the social media sharing just how fond Fred is, about his parents. His mother goes around by the name of Betty Lewis.
Fred and his brother Mike originally hail from their family home in Dresden Mills, Maine.
Mike, like his sibling Fred, is a veteran. He is older than Fred by four years. He left the Army and a job guarding the Tomb of Unknowns with the 3rd U.S. Army Infantry Regiment, a year before Fred. Inspired by the changes he saw in Fred, it was he who organized Growing Warrior.
Growing Warriors is a team now working with the likes of organizations: Farmer Veteran Coalition, USDA, University of Kentucky, Grow Appalachia, Community Farm Alliance, AgrAbility, and Kentucky’s Proud Jobs for Vets program.
Fred Lewis [Gold Rush] Height
Fred Lewis stands to a height of 5′ 11”. Also, lately, his weight was listed as 87 Kg or 192 lbs.
Robustly built, Fred clearly has several tattoos on him. It appears, he loves to experiment with all kinds of hair and beard styles.
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His Time With The Military
Fred Lewis spent fourteen years in the military. As a Green Beret and Special Forces Medic, he has survived through the unimaginable in places including Africa, Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan where very few people dared venture.
Talking to the Discovery channel, Fred had said, “My extensive Special Forces medical training is considered one of the best on the planet.”
He served in the military as a Sergeant at U.S. Army from the date October 6, 1997, until October 6, 2009.
After leaving the military, he joined the god digging crew. The latter one, he said has given him a new lease on life. “In the military, you obviously have a purpose,” he went down memory lane.
“People tell you what to do, and you do it, and you feel accomplished.”
But now, he confessed about getting that same sense of fulfillment after Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail.
But it was not initially the path Fred envisioned for himself as a Special Forces soldier. After 23 years on active duty and multiple deployments, he looked forward to being in the Army National Guard. Until, in 2008, when he was shot in the helmet by a sniper.
He was given the option of a desk job or medical retirement. And since he thought a desk job just wasn’t for him, he decided on taking a new road.
Social Media Reach: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Fred is everywhere on Instagram as well as Facebook as full name Fred Curtis Lewis. Also, he uses his nickname i.e. Farmer Fred on its bio. He further describes himself as an “Adventure Athlete. Gold Miner Explorer”.
Separately, on Instagram, he is followed by more than 18.5k people.
Fred Lewis [Gold Rush] Net Worth
Fred Lewis, who studied Agriculture at Eastern Kentucky University sometime in 2013, made over $1.6 million for his net worth until 2020.
Fred Lewis [Gold Rush] Wife
Fred Lewis has long been married to his wife Khara Lewis. They exchanged their wedding vows on May 27, 2006.
Fans of the Gold Rush show has seen Khara on the show here and there. Like Fred, she is also a former military member.
According to a post on Facebook, Khara Lewis is a former psychological operations specialist with the army. Further, she is from From Troy, Idaho, and has adult children together with Fred.
So far we know, the family lived happily in West Richland, Washington.Fred and his long-haul beau met for the first time around the same time they got married.
On 27th May 2020, via Instagram, Fred assured his wife that they are always going to be together. Also, he thanked her for putting up with his emotions, for “being pretty subdued, but for also understanding I love you more than life itself and while it’s hard for me to express like most, I got your back boo!”
And judging from the way Fred said,
“14 years ago we met, whether you liked it or not you were mine from then on… “
Fred must have had a hard time pursuing her to be with him.
Last modified: December 6, 2020