“It had hurt me for years to know that John wasn’t on our wall,” Steube said.
Now a veteran, Steube says his new mission was getting his friend honored in Arkansas, his home.
“He is my brother in arms, in blood, for the rest of my life,” Steube said.
Todd Engle was just 6 months old when his father died, but he says the story of his father’s death is one of great heroism.
“The way it was described to me was that he played football in high school, so what he did on that day was kind of like a football player he saw an opportunity to take it, and he lead the team on an assault to try to eliminate the enemy fire,” Engle said.