HASLET, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – An Army soldier is being honored in Haslet as a teenager mowed his father’s front lawn into an American Flag pattern.
Cameron James, 17, said he mowed the pattern in honor of Army Pfc. Kevin Christian, who died in June by suicide while deployed along the Arizona-Mexico border. James and Christian knew each other during their time in the Boy Scouts.
“He was just a role model for me,” James said. “So I wanted to make sure he was missed by even the people who didn’t know him.”
Chopper 11 flew over the home in the Sendera Ranch subdivision of Haslet where an American Flag could be seen from above in the front lawn.
According to the family, the stripes of the flag were made using different settings of the lawn mower and the stars were made using a weed eater.
“I’m very proud of my son and his thoughtfulness,” Cameron’s mother, Amy, said. “As the daughter of an Army man, the niece of a Navy man, and the granddaughter of an Air Force man, his memorial made me feel that he was honoring not only Kevin, but all of the servicemen stationed at home and abroad.”