At times, February 19, 2007, seems like yesterday to retired Army staff sergeant Shiloh Harris. On that day while on patrol in Iraq, he suffered third degree burns on over a third of his body from an IED attack.
Friday afternoon, it felt more like six and a half years since that day as friends and family helped Shiloh celebrate the next chapter in his life. He officially opened up his own franchise with WIN Home Inspections, which he'll run along with his oldest son Josh serving San Antonio and Wilson county.
"I'm very proud to be able to open this business," said Harris. "I'm very proud to be at this point to be able to open today."
Harris has undergone dozens of surgeries and countless hours of therapy since the attack, but was blessed along the way with a new home from ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition and help with his franchise.
"Technically, I'm one-hundred percent disabled through the VA," said Harris. "I am still able to work some and I just want anybody out there with disabilities, anybody going through recovery, it's not the end of the road."
"When you think of what he's been through and the operations and recovery and he has an attitude which everyone in America should be proud of," said Floresville Chamber of Commerce president Philip Vipond. "He's a wonderful asset and I know with his wife and son the business will be a wonderful success."