Sgt Andrew C. Nicol
Sgt. Andrew C. Nicol of Kensington, New Hampshire grew up in Kensington, and graduated in 2006 from Exeter High School, where he was co-captain of the school’s wrestling team. As a junior, he placed sixth in the state in the 130-pound weight class during the Division 1 championships. Andrew enlisted in the Army in July just after graduation serving as a rifleman and most recently as a team leader. He completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning as an infantryman. After graduating from the Basic Airborne Course, he was assigned to the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program also at Fort Benning. Following graduation from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program in March 2007, he was assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. His military education includes the Basic Airborne Course, the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, the U.S. Army Ranger Course and the Warrior Leader Course. Andrew was serving his fifth combat deployment, having previously deployed twice to Afghanistan and twice to Iraq. His Awards and Decorations include, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge, the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Combat Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with Combat Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Purple Heart. Andrew considered a firefighting career before joining the military. He leaves his parents, Roland and Patricia Nicol and a brother, Roland, among others. He died at age 23 at Zhari Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device.
75th Ranger Regiment
Fort Benning, Georgia
Burial is at New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, New Hampshire – Sec 4 Row N Site 771
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