Captain Chris McWhirter was born and raised in central Illinois.
After graduating from Brimfield High School and boot camp, Chris enrolled at Oklahoma Christian College.
However, September 11, 2001 forced him to put his education on hold, and move to the east coast for an army assignment.He was also sent on a nine month deployment to Iraq.
Chris was persistent with his education though, graduating from the ROTC program and with a Bachelors degree from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Chris and his wife, Regan, then spent three years stationed in Germany.
There, they celebrated the birth of their two children, Logan and Ava.
Chris deployed to Afghanistan in 2012, but he is now home safe in Fort Bliss, Texas.
He hopes to finish his Masters degree later this year.
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