As we approach Memorial Day – Monday, May 25 – former Army Capt. Chris Plekenpol can speak to his combat experiences and journey of faith during a time of year when we remember our fallen heroes. He commanded a company in Iraq for a year beginning in September 2004.

Chris’ poignant experience in the military, including how he dealt with and what he learned from losing his first man in combat, is featured on the I am Second Web site. I am Second is a multimedia campaign designed to help people discover their purpose in life through Christ. Its site contains the video stories of struggle, transformation and restoration of celebrities, athletes, pastors and everyday people alike.

Chris Plekenpol is a West Point graduate who is currently attending Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author of “Faith in the Fog of War” and is a highly sought after speaker.

The I am Second Web site has had almost 900,000 visitors since it went online in December 2008 as an initiative of Dallas-based e3 Partners Ministry, Inc. Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten and Greg Ellis, Texas Rangers baseball star Josh Hamilton and singers Jason Castro and Brian “Head” Welch, among others, share their personal stories of faith on the site.