It’s been almost eight years and there’s still a hole where Adrian Stump was.

It’s plain from listening to the helicopter pilots and others who knew him when he lived in Pendleton and then deployed to Afghanistan. It’s plain from seeing the way lives changed after his Chinook was shot down, killing him and Tane Baum, also of Pendleton, Johnny Flynn and Patrick Stewart, both of Reno, and Kenneth Ross, of Tucson.

Read more of MRE member Mike Francis’s story at Oregon Live.