Please accept my condolences. The worst at being so far from home is not being there to offer support when a friend is in such deep sorrow. It is always difficult to lose a loved one, but when we lose a brother the sense of loss seems deeper. Perhaps the only solace is in all the memories, what affect he had on who we became and the qualities he had that we admired most, make us proud that they were our brother.
Hope you find some peace in the memories.