Renae Chapman, the wife of the first American servicemember to be killed in the Afghanistan War, said the ten years since his death has been "really tough."
Chapman said she wishes "she could say it gets better, but it doesn't."
Her husband, Sergeant First Class Nathan Ross Chapman was a member of the special forces and was killed in Afghanistan less than three months after the official start of the war. His death is remembered as the 2000th American servicemember was killed Wednesday in the war that has been America's longest, lasting more than ten years.
Chapman began to cry as she recounted her late husband, with whom she has two children now aged 12 and 13.
"The hardest part is losing how funny he was. That's really the biggest part," Chapman said through tears.
"I miss him more. It's worse [now]. Much, much worse," Chapman said.