Just imagine a mother who watched seven sons go into the service, four of them fighting in the Korean war.
KTAB's Victor Sotelo talks to a veteran who remembers the others who made sacrifices.
The seven service men you see on this wall are all brothers.
Four of them were in the Korean War at the same time.
This is is Timio Ruiz, he live in north Abilene.
His mother sent him and his four brothers to war.
Mr. Ruiz wanted to go to the army but couldn't because of his eyesight then when he was 18 years old, after loosing his job, one of his brothers advised him to just memorize the eye chart.
"So I just went and gave them the letters and they said oh fine how is the other eye, and I told them its the same. So that how i got in," said Ruiz.
Soon one brother followed, then another, then another, and all ended up in the Korean War at the same time.
Ruiz said, "All of the sudden I saw my younger brother and I said what are you doing here, you are supposed to be in school,"
He was only 17, his mom signed for him.
However, they all did not come home at the same time
"Never new my younger brother was a POW until I got back home," said Ruiz.
His younger brother was a POW for two and a half years until the Korean War was over, it's a story he wrote about in a book his keeps along with other memorabilia.
He says he thinks about his brothers all the time but on days like this one is he thinks about his mother.
Ruiz said, "I tell you if it weren't for her prayers we never would have made it."
Mr. Ruiz's brothers began serving the United States as far back as WWll.