Our Story

By: ourfamilyintuscany

Feb 23 2012

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We are originally from Michigan. Scott has served with the Army since 2002. Our family has called United States Army posts in Kentucky, Virginia and now Livorno, Italy, home. Scott has served as a Transportation Officer with the 839th Transportation Battalion since November 2010.
We met and started dating in the spring of 2001, while completing our undergraduate studies at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL. After graduation we dated while Scott worked in television and Jennifer worked as a live-in, home manager, of a group home for women with developmental disabilities. By the fall of 2002 Scott had enlisted and was attending boot camp. We were engaged December of that year and planned a late summer wedding. Scott’s first duty station was Fort Campbell, KY home of the 101st Airborne (Air Assault). Wedding plans were modified because Scott received orders to join his new unit already deployed to Iraq, supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After much prayer we were married by a Montgomery County Clerk, Mr. Joe Creek, in July 2003. On the 14th of July Scott’s plane landed in Mosul, Iraq. Those first six months were filled with letters, weekly phone calls and emails as we learned how to communicate and live life as a couple separated by the responsibilities of work. In the years to follow we would endure 25 months of deployment to Iraq and 9 months of schooling as Scott earned his Commission as a Second Lieutenant.


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