Board's Facebook page immediately turned into an online memorial as news of his death began to circulate among his friends. His brother, Aaron, a senior at McKinney North High School posted the following about his brother.
"I've watched the news clip at least 10 times now. I still can't believe it. You are and always have been my hero, my inspiration. I just don't even know what to sayy. I know that you will be guardian angel. The thing that you always tried to do. I've got too many memories that I could put up. You are the most complete ...person. I can't wait till the day thAt you get to introduce me to the lord. I love you sooooo much!! I will forever miss you!"
Board was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.