I served in C 1/1 with Nate. I was in 2/1 when he showed back up to Ft. Lewis and assigned to 3/1. I considered him to be a good friend.
Everyone that knew him considered him a friend, a warrior and someone they could always count on. I have never heard one word spoken in a negative way about Nate.
When we were in miserable places and thought things could not possibly suck any worse, Nate would always do or say something to make you laugh and make the suckfest just a little more enjoyable. He found the "good" in everything he did.
Nate will never be forgotten.
Pain is only weakness leaving the body... Bring the PAIN !!!