Capt. Antonio Davon Brown of the U.S. Army Reserve was a "down to earth guy" and a "gentle soul" who always looked out for his friends.
Brown, 30, of Orlando, died in the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub on June 12.
He was a 2008 graduate of Florida A&M University, and joined the U.S. Army just after finishing college. He served an 11-month tour in Kuwait starting in April, 2010 and was made captain in March, 2012.
He was a devoted friend who always made others smile, friends and relatives said.
"My brother was a gentle soul," said his brother James Hickey during a service for him. "He would do anything to make you...