"A decorated Marine, Donald Ball had completed three tours of duty in Iraq when he decided to return as a guard. He originally joined the U.S. Marines after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, [brother] Troy Ball said, to honor their father after his 1999 death of a heart attack," the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
"'It was his way of making a difference in the world,' Troy Ball said, calling his brother a hard worker and Eagle Scout who had a great love for his country.
"After three tours of duty, Ball returned to Iraq as a Blackwater guard.
"'He was doing what he felt was right,' he said."
Ball is pictured above. Friends are turning out to show their support for him and his colleagues as they face arraignment.