Posted: Nov 5, 2011 10:31 PM by Trovette Tottress
Updated: Nov 6, 2011 11:38 AM
It's the price of war that every soldier hopes he'll never have to pay.
"Our hearts hurt, we cry we remember, we see pictures and we'll miss him dearly", said PFC Christopher Horns' aunt, Suzanne Sisk.
Private First Class Christopher Horns was an Army Ranger stationed in Washington.
He's now being laid to rest.
PFC Horns, a Colorado Springs native would often visit his family in Iowa.
"He was a fun loving, he was a jokester. He had a very kind heart", said Suzanne Sisk.
But tragically, on October 22nd , his unit was hit with an explosive device. He was on his first deployment stationed in Afghanistan.
"He was morbidly wounded that evening and his team members were at his side", said Larry Horns.
Larry Horns, a grieving father, served in the military himself for about thirty years. He says burying his son is harder than any deployment he's ever had to endure.
"Now I know what it's like for another service member to lose his son or daughter", said Larry Horns.
Now his family is holding onto memories, of a brave soldier who served his country honorably.
And although their pain can't turn back the hands of time, they say he'll always be in their hearts.
"Christopher, we'll always look up to you and we won't forget", Larry Horns.
He was a hero in life and now he's a hero in death.