"No matter what the situation was, he always made it funny. His sense of humor made everyone be in a great mood." "He was very intelligent. And he would help you with anything." Becky Miller-Mosher, a schoolmate.
He joined the Army to "defend a country that he was proud of." Bobbi Lutes, wife "He was an amazing father and a wonderful husband. We couldn't have asked for a better guy."
He "was a good listener." Norman J. Rankin, a former neighbor in Westernport, MD.
" He was a brother, a son, a dad and a nephew," Dehlia Ahern, his mother, said. "He was a hero."