I got to know Brian when he was a Marine Security Guard in Budapest, and then saw him again when he was the MSG Detachment Commander in Bujumbura, Burundi. I was always impressed by what a smart, incredibly funny and supremely decent guy he was. No matter what was going on, he always had a smile on his face and he kept other people's spirits high. After his death, I learned that some of the MSGs I've since worked with were trained by him, and they held him in very high regard, as they should. He is sorely missed. I am lucky to have had the chance to know him.