Chris and Silke Schmittou, of Magnolia, met while Chris was still enlisted in the U.S. Army.
Originally stationed in Germany, Chris was deployed to Iraq to help fight in the War on Iraq. After serving for five years, Chris was forced to retire due to significant injuries to his hip.
Now 37, Chris, his wife and four children live life as comfortably as possible. Due to his injury, Chris has difficulty walking as the wound still causes him to have severe pain in his knee.