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Teen mows American flag to honor fallen military friend

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Posted at 11:02 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 11:04:28-04

HASLET, Texas -- A fallen solider is getting a very unique honor.

Teenager Cameron James said he mowed this the lawn to resemble the American flag to remember Kevin Christian.

Christian, 21, died Sunday from a self inflicted gunshot wound while patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border, the Military Times reported.

James said he and Christian were friends who met while Boy Scouts.

"He was just a role model for me, so I wanted to make sure he was missed by even the people who didn't know him," Cameron James said.

It took the 17-year-old about four hours to mow the flag. He put the mower on different settings and used a weed eater to finish the job.