He's from and lived in the city I grew up in so my Facebook is insane right now, some people I know knew him too, everyone always said nice things about him. My step granpa's family knew him well and grew up with him in North County SD. I do feel awful for his kids and loved ones.
I remember when I was in grade school and he was drafted, it was a huge deal for my family they had a party. That must have been 1989 or 1990. He was so loved by everyone. Good memories of him!