Lance Cpl. Nicholas Anderson lost his life after the Humvee he was riding in rolled over as a group of Marines pursued a suspicious vehicle near Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He suffered head injuries in the crash and died as he was being transported to a hospital.
Nicholas Anderson joined the Marines in January 2005 and began a six-month tour of Afghanistan two months ago with the 3rd Marines Weapons Platoon, his father, James Anderson said.
“I just know that he died fighting for what he believed in,” he said. “He wanted to be a Marine and even though it was a major risk he just wanted to go.”
James Anderson said his son, a 2003 Sauk Prairie High School graduate, enjoyed riding his motorcycle, lifting weights, going fishing and hanging out with friends.
He joined the Wisconsin Army National Guard when he was 18, but an injured shoulder forced him to drop out. He then enlisted in the Marines.
“I was very nervous when he first joined the Marines because two words jumped into my head: Afghanistan and Iraq,” his father said. “I just supported him and prayed that it would end before he had to go over.”
These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived
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While SonnyBob enjoys some time with His human TheMasterOfTheUniverse.
Pet and TheMasterOfTheUniverse have a serious discussion about tomorrows visit with the surgeon.
Things are not going real well for Pet.
Pain is the marker of life right now.This is not a good thing…
What is not known is the pain from yet another infection or if something has shifted in the spinal fusion and is creating pain.
TheMasterOfTheUniverse is going to have a long and hopefully logical chat with the surgeon tomorrow…however….
It is very likely that another opinion will be sought before opening Pet’s back for the forth time in less than 3 months..
So please open your hearts and lift Pet and TheMasterOfTheUniverse in prayer.
Sir Woody shows off how athletic he is with a prodigious jump to the top of the bathroom cabinets…
SirWoody realizes that going down is going to be much tougher than going up…
Sir Woody.. king of jumpers.. and scardy cat rolled into one.