a north texas soldier is being honored by his friends and family, and peter daut has the story. >> the army flag flies outside the home of retired major terry in honor of the soldier he considered a surrogate son. >> i can't possibly say enough about him. >> 25-year-old first lieutenant dustin vin september seen on the facebook page was killed in northern iraq. his unity was attacked with small arms fired during a patrol. >> it's going to be a horrible, horrible loss. >> vincent dprawted from graduated in 2005 where he was a member of the junior rotc program. >> from the day he walked into hi office at age 14 he told me he wanted to join the army. >> vin september was awarded a scholarship to
ut arlington where he graduated in 2009. he had been in iraq for six months on his first deployment and was scheduled to return home to see his wife and two-year-old daughter in december. >> he was looking forward to coming home, and coming home to family, and we just really, really miss him. >> friends rember vincent as a pate i don't care fun loving person that wanted to follow in his late father's footsteps. >> anything he ever did, he gave his all for. >> and for the country he dedicated his life defending, he gave his life. >> it's such a loss to 24 whole country. >> peter daut fox 4 news. >> lieutenant vincent's family at dover air force base where his body will be returned to the u.s., and a funeral will be held in mesquite next week.