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HENRY AND CALLIE

 

DIVISION OF SERVICE: Army

HOMETOWN: Richmond, VA + Jacksonville, FL

ALMA MATER: West Point + Duke/Liberty 

Callie and I met after I moved to Fort Campbell in December of 2017 after graduating from West Point and Basic Officer Leader Course earlier that year. Callie had just finished her first year as a 5th grade teacher at Brick Church Middle School in Nashville as a part of the Teach for America Program. I met Callie at a party she hosted on the 4th of July and we immediately connected. Since she has become a part of my life, I have seen her work tirelessly as a teacher, and as a lacrosse coach where she supports Nashville's inner city at risk youth population (check out her Non-Profit @musiccitystarslax on instagram!), all on top of supporting me and my military career. Through days on end of late nights at the office, weeks apart while training, and an upcoming deployment to the Middle East in support of the 101st Airborne Division, Callie has been completely consistent. She is my rock that keeps me grounded and provides me a sense of normalcy throughout the challenges and uncertainties of day to day life that the honor of serving in the Army naturally brings. While there is nothing that I could do to fully show her how much I appreciate and acknowledge her efforts in supporting me and loving me through life' challenges, to be considered as a contestant for Operation I Do would be a good start in honoring her and giving her a dream wedding experience. You can find Callie when she's not trying to do something for one of her students, one of her players, or me, requesting "Meet Virginia" to any and every cover band in Nashville. (I could keep on bragging about her, but this letter might turn into a novel!) With my deployment date set for the last week in February 2020, the possibility of not leaving her to plan a wedding all by herself would be an absolute dream for me . Growing up not 20 minutes away from Dover Hall in the West End of Richmond, it would be an ideal location to have family and friends come celebrate the woman that means the most to me when I return. We would be honored to be considered as one of your contestants! In the very least, thank you so much for putting this on! The Dover Hall team is going to absolutely 'wow!' a couple with this opportunity!