Hunter R. Leyendecker was born March 13, 2001, in Lake Bluff, Illinois. His family moved to Lewisville in 2013, and then to Flower Mound in 2018. Hunter was a member of the Flower Mound High School Cross Country team and a 2019 graduate.
Hunter attended bootcamp at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and after graduation, attended Tech School at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston to become a Med Tech. Currently, he is stationed at Mac Dill AFB in Tampa, Florida, as part of the 6th Medical group.