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I met Evan in 1996 at South Haven High. We immediately became the best of friends. After about a year of him asking, I finally gave in and became his girlfriend. We married July of 1999 and welcomed our first son November 1999 and then our second August 2001. Evan joined the Army May of 1999 as a FSS and we were stationed in Hawaii. Evan was an amazing man who would do anything for anyone. He had a fiery side. He deployed to Iraq in November of ’04 and was due home Nov-Dec ’05. Evan was killed 10/26/05 by a roadside bomb. He saved many of his men that day but left behind me and our 2 boys. In March of 2010, I remarried to a Marine Cpl. Michael A Skinner who was killed Aug 2, 2013 while he was riding his motorcycle. Michael served several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was full of life and love. He would walk into a room and liven the place up. Michael and I had 3 boys together (5 boys total) he loved all 5 boys with everything he had and was.