Family and friends gathered at the VFW Post in Middle River Sunday to celebrate the life of Sgt. Eric Houck.
Houck, a dedicated soldier and father of, was two killed June 10, 2017 in Afghanistan. He was just eight months into his first overseas deployment. Military officials say Houck was among two other solider who died during an attack.
At the vigil, Houck’s father, Mike, shared memories of his son.
"He loved sports, I mean sports was his life. Him and I we bonded over the eagle games. Win or lose we just loved it. Every Eagles game I watch for now on he's going to be by my side." Mike Houck, father of the soldier.
Houck, 25, was supposed to come home next month.
A special honor is also being planned. His name will be added to the Baltimore County War Memorial in Towson, Maryland according to organizers.