Duke of Texas XXXI, Troy Underwood, is a native of Deer Creek, Illinois. He is a 1985 graduate of Deer Creek-Mackinaw High School. After graduation, he joined the United States Navy where he served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. During his 10 years of service as a Dental Technician, he received two Good Conduct and a Navy Achievement medal and was initiated into the Order of the Blue Nose after crossing the Arctic Circle in 1989. After his service, he moved to Shreveport. He currently works for General Dynamics.
Troy has been married to his wife, fellow Krewe member and Duchess of Texas XXVIII, Sheri Underwood, for 18 years. They live in Blanchard where Troy spends his spare time cooking, playing golf and bowling. He and Sheri joined the Krewe of Gemini in 2010 and are members of Float AD.
Troy has been blessed with the lifelong friends he has made since joining the Krewe of Gemini and is honored to represent the Krewe as Duke of Texas XXXI.