Despite not being able to stay close to a large group of my friends that I had made in Elementary through Middle School once I entered High School... they all remained important to me. I learned recently that one of them is no longer with us. He was an Army Specialist stationed in Alaska. The circumstances of his passing still remain unclear to us... all we know is that he was found dead in his barracks. Regardless of the circumstances of his passing, a loyal and true friend has been lost far too early. I will always remember his obnoxious over the top laugh and the mornings filled with Pokemon trading in Middle School. Rest in peace, Aaron. You will always be in our hearts.