In 2002, I embarked on a pivotal journey with the Marine Corps, a journey marked by profound experiences and sacrifices. During my tenure, from 2002 to 2006, I proudly adorned the Marine uniform, including a significant deployment to Al Qaim, Iraq, in 2005. There, I played a crucial role in Operation Iron Fist and Operation Steel Curtain alongside the revered 3/6 and 2/1 units. Despite an honorable discharge in 2006, the call to serve resonated once more, leading to a recall in 2008 and another tour in Iraq until 2009.
Throughout my service, I forged deep bonds and bore witness to the unimaginable sacrifices of fellow servicemen. This instilled in me a profound sense of duty and an unyielding desire to honor the heroes and their families, laying the cornerstone for "Colors of Honor."