"Seems like times are getting harder and I think that's what most people are focused on, just everyday living," says his mother, Angie Brown.
Forgetting Afghan war, until death brings it home →
"This community here was in so much shock," Brown says. "They're, like, this could've been my son or my daughter. And now they feel like they need to do something besides just sit and wait. It's opened their eyes up."