#FarrisStory: 18 years old in Afghanistan with a new father-figure

"I was 18 years old when I was deployed to Afghanistan. My Nco was like a father figure to me, mentoring me everyday. I had never really been away from home before and no matter what he was there. He taught me many life lessons which I will never forget. He focused on making sure that everyday we all found the positives of that day regardless of the situation that we found ourselves."