COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - WIS is proud to salute Javier Villanueva just retired as a E-6 in the United States Army after 23 years on active duty. In addition to Ft. Jackson he has served at Ft. Drum, Ft. Campbell, Ft. Lewis, Ft. Benning and deployed to Iraq. His wife Catressa, says her husband has conquered many challenges, including a gunshot wound in Iraq, a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. Despite 26 surgeries, she says he never has a defeatist attitude and he's always offers unconditional love and support for their daughters. Not only does she love him, but she respects him for soldiering on.