• Nick's Story

    We support our troops.  We always have.  And, we learned first-hand what that meant when Nick deployed to Kandahar, Afganistan back in 2010.   His deployment seemed to fly by and drag at that same time, until that one day when we got the call that no family member ever wants to get. Nick had been driving a military vehicle that day with three other soldiers when they drove over an IED.  It exploded under the driver’s seat. 

    We learned that he had been blown from the vehicle airlifted to a local military hospital on base where his condition showed signs of possible brain injuries.  Shortly thereafter, he was shipped off to a US military hospital in Germany for treatment prior to returning to the USA for continued rehab.   
    In November 2011, Nick was honorably released from active duty with the Afganistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge and the Purple Heart.
  • We continue to support Nick through his life as a civilian and honor those he served with, those that didn’t make it home, those still fighting, and all of the families of our military heroes.  Each and every one of them represent the very freedom this great country lives by and fights for.  We are so lucky.