While a junior in high school in a little town in Texas, Jon Boring happened to see Stephanie at a football game.
He knew her older sister, who introduced him to the soon-to-be freshman. Jon and Stephanie continued their relationship throughout high school and after he graduated.
Almost 43 percent of active duty members are 25 or younger and 23 percent range from 26 to 30 years old, according to the Department of Defense Demographics Report.
Over half (56.1 percent) on active duty are married.
Kayla and Kriscijan Radic have been together for almost four years and married for two with no children.
They decided to take their vows when Kayla was 18 and Kriscijan was 19.
Add to those statistics the fact that the Army has the highest percentage of married members at almost 60 percent, according to the report.
So, there are still a lot of young military lads and ladies getting hitched. "Most people in their 30s and 40s don't see the stuff a 20-year-old soldier sees," Wesley Ann said.Wade and other military couples said the "young marriage complex" has existed for years when star-crossed lovers eloped just before deployments.This still exists today, according to several Clarksville couples, but sometimes for reasons that are much different.Hurley has spent his life dedicated to the military.After 33 years serving as an Army chaplain and part of that time actually enlisted, Hurley now runs the Soldier Center in Clarksville where he works with soldiers and military families. The military forces people to grow up fast – especially when it comes to marriage.