He enjoyed playing paintball and pool. He enjoyed playing GI Joe growing up.
He joined the Army after earning his GED in 2004.
"He would stand up for you and fight for you. If somebody was doing something wrong to you, he'd stand up. He was a defender until the end." Kimberly Mullen, friend.
"He liked to run around with his friends. He was just a real sociable person." Amber Griffin, sister.
He was assigned as a Gunner to A Troop & D Company, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment of Vilseck, Germany.