I'm lighting this candle for my brother, because I know how much you touched his life. He still has a hard time talking about losing you hours/days before you were supposed to return to your family. He tells me he remains in awe of who you were and that your character was beyond reproach. Though he wasn't able to attend your funeral, he has visited your grave in Arlington several times. He struggles with closure, as I know so many do. God holds you now, and I pray that you'll be there to greet all those that love and miss you as their times come to travel home.
Thank you, Marcus. We all hope to carry on your legacy as honorably as we are able in our own lives. Your life blessed us all, whether we knew you personally or not.