Lori, his life partner since 13: "She's been my inspiration. As much as I have served she has served."
Fellow soldiers: "What keeps me grounded is knowing that there are young men and women who will serve this country.. they signed up to potentially give their life for this country"
"That, to me, is why I am driven...When I think about someone who is willing to sacrifice their life... for something that's greater than even they understand."
Founders of the United States: "They were running from 200 years of persecution... Our country was founded on Judaeo-Christian values.. We should find ways to shape this nation so we have... a free society. That freedom can be taken in an instant."