EXPLOSIVE ORDINANCE DISPOSAL TECHNICIAN CHIEF PETTY OFFICER (EXPEDITIONARY WAREFARE SPECIALIST/FREEFALL PARACHUTIST/DIVER) NICHOLAS H. NULL – U.S. NavyHometown / City: Washington, WV
Date of Death: Saturday, August 6, 2011
Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Branch: U.S. Navy
Rank: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist/Freefall Parachutist/Diver)
Unit: Naval Special Warfare Unit
Post / Base: East Coast Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 6, 2011
Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EXW/FPJ/DV) Nicholas H. Null, 30, of Washington, W.Va., enlisted in September 2000, the Navy said.
After finishing basic training and initial service school training, he was assigned in May 2001 to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 6, Panama City, Fla. He later joined Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 2, Virginia Beach, Va.
He was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12, Virginia Beach, in May 2007, and returned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 2 two months later. He joined his East Coast-based SEAL team in January 2009.
His decorations include two Bronze Star Medals (one with ‘V’ device for valor), two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals with ‘V’ device for valor, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals (one with ‘V’ for valor), two Combat Action Ribbons, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, three Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, two Iraq Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, four Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, Rifle Marksmanship Medal and Pistol Marksmanship Medal.
Nicholas 30, of Washington, W.Va.; assigned to an East Coast-based SEAL team; died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding was shot down.Burial:
Sunset Memory Gardens
West Virginia, USA
Plot: Garden of Ascension