Within weeks of the death's anniversary, the brother of a US Navy veteran slain during the evacuation from Afghanistan committed suicide, according to the victim's mother.
According to a post on GoFundMe, losing his brother about a year ago has been too painful to handle.
She described how her son would "sneak into the graveyard at night" on Facebook on Friday.
repose near the grave of his late brother, Marine Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, who was killed in an explosion at Kabul International Airport.
"Dakota had been talking about some of the things hurting him, one of which was the death of his brother Kareem.
how he simply yearned to be with him once more," his mother said.
He was still having trouble accepting that he had left.