Chris served in the Marine Corps for almost four years. He fought in the first Gulf War as an artillery cannoneer. His unit was the first to engage in ground combat, participating in behind the line raids using unconventional artillery. Chris is proud that his unit will be installed in the National Marine Corps Museum in November 2019.
Veteran support organizations have played an important role for Chris as he has faced his own challenges of transitioning from the Marine Corps. He recently received his Service Dog, Noodles, from Freedom Service Dogs to help with PTSD.
You can see how close these two are in the pictures below!
Chris affectionately calls Noodles ‘Doodles’, along with other nicknames and joked that Noodles likes to look ‘stoic’. And he really did! Just see the picture of Noodles alone (on the right hand side below).
They are planning some hiking and camping adventures for the spring, which I’m sure Noodles will love!