Many of my friends had already [been] drafted, and I had four brothers who were in before me. I felt like I couldn’t live a normal life knowing that I didn’t go.
He could probably have achieved anything he wanted to, but he felt this was his way to take care of his family.
I respect what he did. He went over there and served selflessly. He was a very good man; I wish I could be half the man that he was.