The ex-Marine from Wisconsin served two tours in Iraq, according to a testimonial video that he appeared in for his church in 2010.
On the video, the Purple Heart recipient describes recommitting himself to God after having his leg, arm and chest injured during a 2005 mortar attack in Ramadi, Iraq that took the life of a friend.
"I was a Marine. We're trained to kill. We're trained that death is OK. (I) wasn't trained how to deal with the death, but we're definitely trained to kill," he said, speaking from a church pew.