My brother Christopher enlisted in the army 3 and a half years ago. He is currently a member of the US Army's 75th Ranger Regiment in the 3rd Battalion. Currently serving his third tour in Afghanistan Christopher has taken every challenge the military has given him head on. From basic training to Ranger school he has had nothing but positive things to say about the army, and the brave men and women who serve beside him. This October Christopher's team as well as support units came under attack in southern Afghanistan. That day the world lost 4 heroes. Christopher, one of the survivors, saw things I can not bear to imagine. When speaking to him after the fact we, my parents and I, were overwhelmed by the gravity of the situation. When asked whether or not he would be coming home early, he simply and calmly replied, "The mission isn't over yet." Christopher is a quiet and humble hero, in fact if faced with the title he would most likely claim that he is unworthy. His light-hearted charm is matched with his steady professionalism. It is hard to imagine something harder than sending someone you love over seas. With Christopher I was able to take comfort in the fact that he would not have it any other way. Christopher could not be more proud of his role in the US Army defending the freedom that we as Americans enjoy. Christopher is a son, a brother, a friend, an inspiration, and a hero. My hero.