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ABINGTON, Mass. — The brother of a Massachusetts Marine killed in Afghanistan used Wednesday’s snowstorm to honor him in a unique way.

Joe Vasselian, 24, built a snow sculpture in memory of his brother, Sgt. Daniel Vasselian.

The Abington native died Dec. 23 in combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Joe Vasselian’s simple caption for the photo posted on Instagram was “love you bro.”

Joe said he’s always enjoyed making snowmen for his grandmother, who lives next door, but was inspired to make something to remember his brother in this recent winter storm.

Thousands of people lined the streets, roads and overpasses of Boston and surrounding suburbs in support when Sgt. Daniel Vasselian’s body was brought from Logan Airport back to his hometown.