Capt. David Boris, Army was killed Nov. 12, 2007 in Bermel, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device; he was 30. He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Schweinfurt, Germany. Capt. Boris died supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. The athlete and West Point graduate was survived by his wife, Jaime, his parents, sister, brother-in-law, nephew, and niece.

“He was a great guy. I don’t know how else to describe him… If we could have hand-picked a husband for our daughter, he would have been it,” Boris’ mother-in-law Linda Pavao told the Pocono Record.

The Travis Manion Foundation honored Capt. Boris through the Character Does Matter program on Oct. 14, 2011, when his story inspired 600 students at St. Eleanor School in Philadelphia, PA.

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