Dundee, N.Y. - The rain that fell from the skies over Dundee, New York Monday afternoon largely matched the tears this small community was collectively crying over the loss of U.S. Army Specialist Christopher J. Scott.
"He's not gone, he's still with us," says Tory Oden, sitting on the front porch of Christopher Scott's grandmother's home.
For Tory the loss of Christopher Scott, hurts more than she can put into words, the two were supposed to be married in 13 days.
"He should've been walking off that plane," Oden says holding back tears.
Christopher's brother Michael Scott who is also in the Army arrived from Fort Riley, Kansas on Monday afternoon after learning his brother was killed in Afghanistan last week.
"I looked up to him my whole life, I always wanted to do everything he did I wanted to be him, I did everything because I wanted to be him," Michael said.
Spc. Scott was a 2009 graduate of Dundee Junior and Senior High School and was killed while on patrol as a military police officer last week, the 21-year-old had left just two months ago for his first tour overseas.
Christopher's body is back in the United States and his family says he should be back in Dundee within the next few days.
"He made a promise that'd he'd come home and he came home"