David "Dave" Pelzer was born in San Francisco, California. He grew up in Daly City until he was placed in foster care at the age of 12. He joined the Airforce and served in the Gulf War. He is currently 53 years old.
Kenneth Pelzer a.k.a Kevin was the youngest brother of David (Dave) Pelzer. David being the second oldest of five brothers, Kevin being the youngest brother. In 1995, Dave Pelzer wrote the book called "A Child Called It" (an autobiographical memoir of an abused childhood).