Three years ago today SSG Travis Nixon was killed in action in Afghanistan. He was my brother's best friend in Ranger school, and they served together with the 82d Airborne in Kandahar and Baghdad. Then my brother got out and Travis stayed in and was redeployed. His patrol was ambushed and he was hit while spraying suppressive fire to protect his men. He died on the helicopter.
Let's not forget Afghanistan. My brother will never forget Travis.