She describes her son as a creative, outgoing man, who loved to draw and loved the Army. She tells us, when he was younger, he got a camouflage outfit. She literally had to "wait until he feel asleep to wash it, " like she was kidnapping it.
Now, an outpouring of hugs, love and comfort are flooding her home from neighbors, her community. even those who helped her help others. " It's a full circle, a ripple effect, good ripples, and it goes on to do more good, " she describes.
Outside the Tomson home, the flags fly at half-staff for a son, brother, and fiancee. Her name is Christina Hom, a woman he met in Germany through friends." He was her life and they were gonna be married next year, but we're going to bring her here, she's my daughter anyways part of my family, " Tomson tells us. She''s part of a big family, Tomson feels, that is more than just blood. " We're proud of him, and we love him, and we love all the others that are out there, they're all our children."
Tomson is working with the military to get her son's fiancee over from Germany. They are also working to get a educational fund set-up for his brother and sister. As for the quilts, Tomson says she'll do the program again when she's ready.
The military is not releasing how Lucas died. His body is expected to be flown back to the United States soon. No funeral arrangements have been set.