Allan Untalan was born and raised in Guam but now calls the Valley home.
North Korea says they're "seriously examining a plan" to launch a missile strike near Guam in response to President Donald Trump's warning to Pyongyang that any additional threats will be met with "fire and fury.
The threat is hitting Untalan especially hard.
"I'm distraught," he said. "You don't want to wake up and find out the territory of Guam was annihilated."
Dozens of Untalan's relatives still reside in Guam. He said Thursday they are standing stoically in the face of North Korea's threats.
Untalan is staying in constant contact with his family there, praying tensions settle before it's too late.
"Guam may be 12,000 miles from here. It's the nearest U.S. soil for Korea to play games with, but it is not a game," he said. "Somebody has to help the people of Guam."