The family of 20 year old Lance Cpl. Jared Brown will never forget the moment they received the news that would change their lives forever.
The news their son had died in Afghanistan came over the weekend.
While they don't want to talk on camera, others in the community are speaking highly of the young man who was so dedicated to serving this country.
"He knew it was a possibility and if that was to happen then so be it, at least he was serving his country and that was his entire goal be in the military to serve his country," said Loral Monn.
And that's exactly what Jared Brown did.
"He was brave, he wasn't scared at all, he strongly felt that he needed to do the military service, that's what he talked about since he was in the 9th grade," said classmate Dallas Stewart.
The 2011 Deane Bozeman graduate went into the marines after spending four years in ROTC, inspiring all those he came in contact with.
"I remember seeing him and i was like, that guy looks pretty hard pretty like it, in the program, and come to find out he's charging always you know motivating everybody and just pushing us to do our best," said Jeremiah Johnson.
While everyone agrees Brown was excited to serve his country, his death has hit everyone hard as they cope with a life gone too soon.
"At first I couldn't believe it i was like what you know, how, I mean I always pictured Jared you know as invincible I guess."
A release from DOD says Lance Cpl. Jared Brown died June 16 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Brown's death is under investigation. The family has asked for respect during this difficult time.