TLF, your friend, being that he has served in Vietnam, regardless has lived a long life as it is. Not too many people get to serve in a war and continue life up to this point. There aren't many guys that can walk and talk normally after serving during time of war. You can't ask for anything more than that. But just remember the good times /fun memories and that shall get you through those tough times. HM all you can do is focus on all the good times that you shared with your bro and all of the things that made him who he was.............Yeah there's a lot of angry punchers here in WNY and that's not a good thing when a fellow banger goes down!!!!!