Friends Remember Darren Linde | VideoRetha Colclasure | 12/6/2012
His friends say they remember him as a strong leader who would do anything for his soldiers.
"He had a lot of faith in me, being a younger soldier, barely out of basic when we deployed. He put faith in me and let me know I could do it. He was always encouraging and I carry that with me still today," said Sgt. Heather Barta with the North Dakota National Guard.
Sgt. Barta says this loss really hits home, and makes her think about the soldiers who are still deployed. She says it reminds us all that we are still a nation at war.