Randy Weaver is an American alleged white supremacist and a former American Green Beret, best known for his involvement in the Ruby Ridge shootout. Born and raised in Iowa, Randy was raised by extremely religious parents. He grew up as an average student academically and following his high school graduation, he joined the United States Army during the Vietnam War. However, he was discharged from the army 3 years later. With his wife, he moved to Idaho, to live in Ruby Ridge as through the years, he had become a fundamentalist believing in a ‘Christian Identity’. He attended a few meetings of Aryan Nations, a white supremacist group, which led to him being investigated by the federal agencies for dealing in illegal firearms. His refusal to appear for court hearings had an 11 day showdown taking place in his cabin at the Ridge, when FBI and U.S. Marshals surrounded his cabin and in shootouts, killed his eldest son and wife. Eventually, Randy, his friend Kevin Harris and his three daughters surrendered. Randy was freed after a small prison sentence and fine, while the federal government had to pay $3.1 million in an out of court settlement after Randy filed a lawsuit.