Brandon King was an American soldier, a brother and a son.
A young man with endless opportunities, his life was cut short one year ago. My heart is broken, it's shattered, and it's in two.
In July 2010, his mother Freda got the kind of news every military parent dreads. Brandon was killed in Afghanistan.
The King family has established a scholarship in his honor.
Freda King says, "Brandon was killed in July. I was in school, and I went and finished and graduated in December from FSU."
Kenny Turner is a third-year student at Tallahassee Community College who, like Brandon, just happens to be a video gamer beyond compare.
Turner says, "We probably would've gotten along a lot. I could tell he'd be my gaming buddy, he'd have my back playing Call of Duty or something. It would've been nice."
The scholarships purpose is to help young men achieve their dreams help them avoid the life Freda led decades ago, as a drug addict on the streets of Tampa Bay.
The scholarship is a grieving mother's way of telling her fallen son that she'll never forget.