Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

He Wore A Tacky Dress To His Friend’s Funeral. The Reason Why Crushed Me…

Barry Delaney and Kevin Elliott have been friends for years, since 2005. They were introduced by Elliot's sister, and hit it off as buddies almost immediately. They spent their youths drinking in pubs in Dundee, UK, becoming inseparable. The one thing that could tear these best friends apart? Elliot's military tours in combat zones.

Elliott had enlisted in years previous, while Delaney stuck around home working odd jobs and making ends meet. The pair would hang out as much as possible when Elliott was home, and on his last visit before being deployed to Afghanistan, they had a troubling conversation. Elliott was hypothesizing about his funeral, and both were laughing -- despite the fact that there was a level of discomfort in the air about the topic. Little did they know that what they promised one another would come into play shortly thereafter. Read about Delaney's final promise to his friend -- it's enough to break your heart.

This is Kevin Elliot.

Elliot was a soldier in Afghanistan. Sadly, this young man was killed in an ambush orchestrated by the Taliban.

This is Kevin Elliot.

Legacy

Elliot was a career soldier, serving several terms.

His friend Delaney worked odd jobs back and home, and was devastated when he was killed.

Elliot was a career soldier, serving several terms.

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Elliot was committed to his service, but something bothered him.

In his last tour, he was anxious to come home, hit with the overwhelming feeling that something bad could happen.

Elliot was committed to his service, but something bothered him.

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And before Elliot died, he made Delaney take a solemn vow.

They agreed that if he was killed, Delaney would have to wear something very special to Elliot's funeral.

And before Elliot died, he made Delaney take a solemn vow.

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That's right: Their promise was that Delaney would wear a neon dress to his funeral.

And as you can see, that's exactly what he did.

That's right: Their promise was that Delaney would wear a neon dress to his funeral.

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