On Aug. 24, 2009, three days after Ian's return from Iraq, he and Devin applied for a marriage license at the Jefferson County clerk's office. The couple were married an hour later in a quiet courtroom. The couple started corresponding while Ian was serving in Iraq, then dating during Ian's leave. They were eager to get married immediately. Driving away Ian turns down the music, "ya know, everyone gets counseled in Iraq that life is not going to be like your fantasy when you get back home... Well, I'm checking this off my fantasy list."