BEEBE, AR - The flag waves at half staff outside First Baptist Church in Beebe as hundreds gathered to honor Jason Swindle, the 24-year-old Army Sergeant killed overseas last week.
Fox16 spoke with Sergeant Swindle's brothers after they first learned he was killed.
"He was never afraid," said his twin brother, John. "He was a better twin than I was. He was fearless. I really looked up to my brother."
"That's my little brother," said older brother, Sam. "I've always wanted to take care of him. I knew he had a job to do for his country."
Sgt. Swindle died from injuries suffered during an enemy attack in Afghanistan. Saturday, 1,200 Patriot Guard members from throughout the country parked their motorcycles wherever they could find a spot to honor the young soldier.
"The family is absolutely blown away at this mission - at the level of support that we've given them," said Ride Captain Jerry "Dead Eye" Ashby.
But Swindle's legacy is much larger than the hundreds who stood outside the funeral. His brothers say he will live on through his wife, Chelsey, their 1-year-old son Paxton and their second son now on the way.
"I just hope he knows we are going to take care of him," said Sam.
Although Swindle came from a military family, his brothers add no one could do the job like Jason.
"He was proud, very proud of his job," said John. "Just wish I could tell him how proud I was."
"He loved his guys and everybody around him loved him," said Sam.
And you can see it as military members, law enforcement and even those without a uniform salute a soldier, a brother and an American hero.
This was the largest turnout of Patriot Guard riders at a fallen soldier's funeral in Arkansas history. There were 30 uniformed officers on hand in case anything got out of control.