|Updated: 3/13/2012 7:37 am
||Published: 3/12/2012 11:46 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Some Central Arkansas families fear for their loved ones' safety in Afghanistan as continued violence threatens the country.
Chance Clifton goes to work everyday at Playtime Pizza worried about his younger brother, Dillon. The 21-year-old is fighting in Afghanistan right now.
"He goes out and finds bombs to protect our country," said Clifton.
He prays for his brother's safety, especially since the threat of violence against American forces is rising. About a month ago, authorities blame NATO troops for burning the Holy Quran and just days ago, a U.S. soldier is accused of killing 16 civilians.
A top commander calls the crime "deeply regrettable."
"We are going to do all we can to do right by the wounded and do right by the families," said U.S. Forces Afghanistan General John Allen.
After serving overseas himself, Clifton puts his faith in God and the military to protect his brother.
"I trust the Marines he is with. So they are going to lead and guide him," said Clifton.