SUDBURY (CBS) – The family of 1st Lieutenant Scott Milley marched in the Sudbury Memorial Day Parade on Monday.
“My arms are filled with goose bumps of pride and yet uneasiness and mournful thoughts,” said Scott’s dad, Steve Milley.
The 23-year-old died in action in Afghanistan on November 30, 2010.
“The pain in your belly stays there all day, everyday,” he says. “There is no escape, it haunts you.”
“There are days when I think I’m doing absolutely great, and then all of a sudden I’m in a pool of tears,” says Janice Milley, Scott’s mom.
Many marched through the town of Sudbury stopping at different points to pay their respects for all who died serving their country.
Steve Milley says his son was born to serve. “Certainly the terrorism of 9/11 had a huge impact on him when he was in high school, but from the day he was born he was going to be an Army man.”
It’s been nearly two years since Milley passed away, but Monday was the first time friends and family got to gather at his new headstone which was put in place for Memorial Day.
The words “courage, strength and honor” that Lt. Milley had as a tattoo, are now engraved on his headstone.