My name is John Holmes I am from Huntington Beach California I would like to tell the family of this fallen hero that they have my condolences. My class is reading a book and our teacher gave us the piece of paper with your sons name and rank on it. I felt heartfelt sorrow and thought maybe some words of mine could be of some help in the days coming. He was trying to uphold peace through strength in what he was doing there in the Middle East. I pray that ou Heavenly Father would keep you and your family in his arms and that He would deliver you from sadness and only leave the most memorable thoughts of the loved and lost. Good luck and thank you for giving your son upon the alter of freedom. May God help you in the days, months, and years to come. God bless you and America.