Tyler and I got to know each other sitting in the stands at Navy boot camp in 2002, while the performers practiced. We were non-performers in a performing division. We were supposed to be studying for our classes but usually just ended up talking. He was the most accomplished and driven person I had ever met. I had just left my small town in Montana, and just doing that had seemed like a big deal at the time. He told me he was going to BUD/S to be a SEAL, after explaining how he came to be at Navy boot camp. I was enamored, although so was every other girl in our division. There were plenty of conversations discussing him in the female floor of the “ship”, which he was very pleased to hear later when we were dating, of course.
Tyler had gone to Marine Corps boot camp and was in the Marine Corps Reserves while attending college at … Continue Reading