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The Untold Facts About Robert Terkla, An Army-Turned-YouTuber

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Robert Terkla is a former US Army sniper and veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He left his military career because of his medical discouragement after six years of service in 2014. He is now a YouTuber and has his channel named Lunkers TV with over 2 million subscribers as of 2022. Additionally, Terkla is also an author and podcaster.

Besides, talking about his love life, Robert was previously married to his ex-wife Sarah Terkla. The former flames also shared a child together. But, what about his relationship status following his divorce from Sarah? Is Robert dating a new girlfriend in 2022?

Here are all the answers to your queries and more details about his life!

Who is Robert Terkla? His Early Life and Age

Terkla is a sniper-turned-YouTuber who was born on 26th, September 1989, in Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America. He belongs to a Caucasian ethnic background and has an American nationality. Furthermore, Terkla follows Christianity as a religion and his zodiac sign is Libra.

His School

Robert joined the US Army Sniper School, in the year 2009. He later also studied in Airborne School and Air Assault School.

What About His Family? His Father Died of Cancer

Robert is the son of Shelly Batula Scism (mother). While the details about his father still remain secretive, Robert once wrote in one of his books that his dad died years ago from cancer.

As of now, his mother Shelly married a new guy named Randy Scism. The two tied their knot in August 2005. He also has a biological sister named Haley Kibe.

Robert Terkla Career As An US Army and His Military Rank

Robert started his professional journey by joining US Army as an 11 Bravo (11B) in Jan 2008. He was then transferred to Kirkuk, Iraq. Shortly after returning stateside, Robert decided to peruse his military career as a sniper. He later did perform in various units and multiple deployments to Afghanistan.

Sad to say, the soldier had to leave the Army force due to his defect in health, in the year 2014. There wasn’t any intention to leave the job but his health issue became a matter of concern. And Terkla eventually quit it and gave continuity to his lifelong devotion to wildlife hunting.

What does Robert Terkla do for a Living? His Social Media Career

After his retirement from US Army, Robert Terkla began his social media career. He is now a YouTuber by profession who started his own channel named ‘Lunkers TV’ on 6th August 2015. So far, the channel has amassed nearly 2 million subscribers.

In his channel, the ex-army mainly posts videos related to his outdoor sports including fishing, hunting, and more activities. His first YouTube video is ‘SUMMERTIME BASS FISHING ON LAKE ARLINGTON TEXAS’ which has 33k plus views so far.

Similarly, his most-viewed video is THE FIRST TIME I KILLED SOMEONE which has amassed 6.5 million clicks to date. In total, Terkla has posted over 1k videos on his channel and has over 300 million views.

Is Robert Terkla an Author?

Yes, Robert is an author. He published his first book named “Never Fear Anything: My Untold Story As A Sniper In Our Nations Longest War” on September 10, 2018.

His publication contains the struggle Terkla had done to operate covertly behind enemy lines attached to Navy Seals in Afghanistan and finds a reason to live.

Furthermore, the author has also published a few mother books including Earned: My Journey to becoming a Hunter of Man and Earned Not Given: My Path to Becoming A Sniper.

Robert Runs His Own Podcast 

In addition to his YouTube and writing career, Terkla also created his own podcast named ‘Googan Squad’ and ‘Speak The Truth.’ He mostly talks about his fishing, hunting, and other outdoor acts on his podcast channels.

Is Robert Trekla Still Married to His Wife Sarah Terkla? All About Their Marriage

No, Robert and Sarah are no longer together. He met his now-ex-wife Sarah Terkla during his high schooling and they later fell in love. The exes were too much in love with each other before Trekla joined US military force in 2008. Since Robert became a part of the US Army force, the social media star had to visit several foreign countries with his force. Thankfully, although the couple became distant, it didn’t make them apart.

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Robert’s former spouse Sarah.

After safely returning from his army mission, Robert proposed to his then-girlfriend on 03rd June 2009. And again, shortly after their engagement, Robert was sent to his foreign mission to Iraq and the two remained far from each other for the next two years.

Luckily, without any harm, Robert returned home from his Iraq assignments in early 2011. And they exchanged their vows in Jan 2011 in a grand ceremony, which was at Fort Worth, Texas.

Robert and his then-wife Sarah led a happy married life for several years. However, things didn’t go well between the two for long and they went their separate ways after nearly a decade of the marital relationship.

Their Divorce

As for their divorce, it was finalized in 2020. Amid their divorce proceeding, Robert said,

“We got the divorce, it has nothing to do with money or other related things and it’s from our both decision.”

In the meantime, Sarah also told,

“Robert had his problems and so did I in our marriage. Relationships take 100/100. And we stopped doing that for each other. He just saw it first before I did…”

Did Robert Share Any Children With His Ex-Wife?

Yes, Terkla is the father of one kid with his former spouse. The two have a daughter named Avery. Both the couple often shares their daughter’s photo on their social media handles.

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Robert and his daughter.

Unknown Facts About His Ex-Wife Sarah

As per her Facebook profile, his ex-partner is the Owner and Founder of Rose & Thorn Clothing Co, a boutique store. In the past, Sarah also worked for a few more offices like

Is Robert Dating Anyone After His Divorce?

After his split from his first wife, Robert Terkla has been in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend-turned-fiancee Cami Mantilla. The couple who are dating for some time got engaged in March 2022. Both Robert and his partner Cami announced the big news via their Instagram posts.

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Robert and his soon-to-be wife Cami

On 29th March, Mantilla uploaded a photo on her Instagram showing her engagement ring on her finger and wrote the caption,

“Still absolutely speechless that this happened yesterday! Thank you for making me the happiest women on the planet.”

Robert’s fiancee who is a Real Estate Agent also wrote that the two will marry as soon as it is possible.

Robert Terkla’s Net Worth in 2022

As of 2022, Terkla’s net worth is $2 million. He makes most of his income through his YouTube channel ‘Lunkers TV’. Likewise, his other source of income is his sponsorship by selling his own books, selling merchandise through his social media, and many more.

Social Media Presence 

He is active on every major social media platform be it Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. He makes his presence as a fisher and posts about his daily outdoor lifestyle on his YouTube.

On the other hand, the video creator has over 718k followers on his Instagram as of 2022.