We Honor a True American and WV Hero - Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Null
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- We pay honor and tribute to a true West Virginia Hero. Washington native, Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Null, who sacrificed his life for our country after 11 years of service, leaving behind a wife and three beautiful boys.
At the request of the family, Bob Villers, Veteran's Service Officer from the Parkersburg Field Office of West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance, attended the Memorial Service held on August 21st at the Parkersburg South High School. Mr. Villers presented the family with the United States Flag and Memoriums from Governor Tomblin's Office. Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Null, a true American and West Virginia Hero, was laid to rest at Sunset Memory Gardens with Full Military Funeral Honors.
He was among 30 Americans and eight Afghans killed Saturday, August 6th in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, according to published reports and web postings on social networking sites
The Navy SEALS who died aboard a downed helicopter in Afghanistan came to the special forces from far-flung corners of the country, some motivated by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The 38 men were killed when a Taliban insurgent fired a rocket-propelled grenade and downed their Chinook helicopter en route to a combat mission.
It was the single deadliest loss for U.S. forces in the decade-long war.
All but two of the SEALs were from SEAL Team 6, the unit that killed Osama bin Laden, although military officials said none of the crash victims was on that mission in Pakistan against the al-Qaida leader.
A Community-Wide Memorial Event to honor Chief Petty Officer Nick Null is planned for October 1, 2011. You may contact WV Dept. of Veteran's Assistance for more information on how you can show your patriotism and community support by attending this memorial event.
We Pay Honor and Tribute to a True American and West Virginia Hero
West Virginia Department of Veteran's Assistance
Contact: Angela Meadows, Executive Secretary