The day before he was killed he told me he had decided to re-up for 2 more years. He had a job to finish and he so loved being a soldier. And he was good at it. I am just now finding out a lot of his accomplishments. He never told me, never bragged. To him it was just his job and he was just doing it the best he could. I will wear his bracelet so people will ask and I can tell them about my son and how he loved his family, his friends and his country enough to put on that uniform and fight for the way of life and freedoms he so believed in. I will tell them how he helped plant the seeds of hope and freedom in Iraq.