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ironstoNe
09-24-2013, 10:34
I lost another friend on this deployment and I just pray to God it's the last... He was a hell of a man. He even got a good part of his upper arm shot off by a PKM round a few weeks prior to this attack, but stayed in country to continue the fight. His team even killed the owner of that PKM within a matter of days. Unfortunately, now he has paid the ultimate sacrifice and all I can do is pray for his friends and family. Take care Liam.. you will be missed brother, but never forgotten. DOL


http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24157647/denver-special-forces-guardsman-killed-saturday-afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Liam J. Nevins

Nevins was born on Sept. 11, 1981, in Middlebury, Vt. Nevins enlisted in the U.S. Army under the delayed entry program prior to his graduation from Bristol Borough High School.

Upon entering active duty, he was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C. Shortly after being promoted to the rank of sergeant, he deployed with the 504th in 2003 as a rifle team leader in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. He completed two more deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan in 2004 and 2005.

Nevins attended Metropolitan State College of Denver from Aug. 2006 to May 2009, after leaving active duty service.

In May of 2009, he enlisted into the Colorado Army National Guard. Nevins attended the Special Forces Qualification Course at Fort Bragg, N.C. from Jan. 2010 to Aug. 2011. He was assigned to Co. B, 5th Bn., 19th SFG (A) in Fort Carson, Colo.

His military education includes the United States Army Infantry School, Airborne School, Primary Leadership Development Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Static Line Jumpmaster Course, Reconnaissance Surveillance Leaders Course, Ranger School, Special Operations Language Training Arabic Course, the Special Forces Qualification Course as a communications sergeant, and the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course.

His Awards include a Purple Heart with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster (2nd Award), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three Campaign Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Bronze Numeral Two, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Colorado Meritorious Service Medal, and the Colorado Active Service Medal.

Nevins is survived by his mother, his father, two sisters, and his fiancÚ.

http://www.soc.mil/UNS/Releases/2013/September/130924-01/130924-01.html

PRB
09-24-2013, 10:41
RIP Brother, we lose our best.

Ret10Echo
09-24-2013, 10:48
Rest well Brother...

Sad news. Prayers out to the family and Team.

18C4V
09-24-2013, 10:53
RIP Brother, prayers out to his team mates and family.

Dusty
09-24-2013, 11:05
Prayers out

The Reaper
09-24-2013, 12:11
RIP, hermano.

Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.

You will not be forgotten.

TR

akv
09-24-2013, 12:50
Rest in Peace and Thank you

Justinmd
09-24-2013, 13:16
RIP brother.

Does anyone have any more info or a pic? I think I put him through Pre-SFAS at 5/19 a few years ago.
Justin

ironstoNe
09-24-2013, 13:33
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Here is a pic for you Justin

Justinmd
09-24-2013, 13:39
Yeah that's him. He was a good dude, was in excellent shape. He was one of the top few performers physically. We had no doubt he'd make it. Green on Blue really pisses me off. I'm sorry for your loss of a friend.
Justin

Old Dog New Trick
09-24-2013, 13:55
Rest In Peace, Brother! :(

Santo Tomas
09-24-2013, 14:45
RIP Brother. I'll stand watch.

JHD
09-24-2013, 15:52
To those of you here that knew him, my sincere condolences. May he rest in peace. Prayers to his family and friends, teammates and colleagues.

Stobey
09-24-2013, 16:40
Rest in peace SSG Nevins. Thank you for your courage, your dedication and your sacrifice. I pray that you are with our Lord and so many of your brethren. My prayers and condolences also to all friends and family of this fine soldier. As PRB said: "We lose our best." To all here, please forgive me for saying: "What a damned waste of good men.

John Williams: A Hymn to the Fallen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Omd9_FJnerY

SF_BHT
09-24-2013, 19:51
Rest in Peace Brother....

JJ_BPK
09-24-2013, 20:11
RIP Brother, Vaya con Dios..

TOMAHAWK9521
09-24-2013, 23:45
Rest In Peace, Brother.

Goggles Pizano
09-25-2013, 00:21
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti amen.
In pace requiescat SSG Nevins, dominus vobiscum.

PSM
09-25-2013, 00:45
Rest in Peace, SSG Nevins.

Pat

doctom54
09-25-2013, 08:09
Rest in Peace

Surgicalcric
09-25-2013, 08:19
This hit a lil close to home for me...

Rest in Peace Brother

Stingray
09-25-2013, 12:00
May you rest in peace SSG Nevins.
Prayers out for your Family and all who love you.

Sincerely,

Joker
09-25-2013, 20:44
Rest in Peace Brother. DOL

Peregrino
09-25-2013, 22:16
Rest in Peace, Hermano. Prayers for your family and the Brothers you leave behind.

wishbone
09-25-2013, 23:46
Liam has been on my team here in Afghanistan for the last 5 months. There has been no harder worker, better teammate, or better friend than Liam. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. Keep his family in your prayers.

-Sam

Abu Jack
09-26-2013, 05:19
Rest In Peace

PedOncoDoc
09-26-2013, 05:29
Rest in Peace, Warrior. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

My condolences to your teammates and those who knew you - you will not be forgotten. Prayers out.

Badger52
09-27-2013, 15:13
Rest in Peace. Prayers for your Brothers & Family.