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SGM Tyson Caley Nick
from Houston, Texas

SGM Nick served with: A_Co 1_75_Ranger_Bn

Born in 1969, Ranger Nick was 43 years old at the time of his death in 2012.


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SGM Tyson Caley Nick 's Biography

In December, 2012, while working as a civilian in support of OEF, he was Killed in Action while repelling an enemy attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He fell while attempting to save a downed soldier.

During his military service, SGM Tyson Caley Nick also served in HHC 75th Regiment, SOCOM,

He enlisted in the United States Army on July 12, 1988, attending One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, GA. Upon completion, he was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment stationed at Hunter Army Airfield where he served as Rifleman, Rifle Team Leader, and Anti-Tank Section Leader. In October 1993, he was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, GA where he served as Senior Reconnaissance Leader, Assistant TECON Team Sergeant, and Team leader. In May, 1998, he was assigned to the Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC, where he served as Operator Team Member, Assistant Team Sergeant, Team Sergeant, Troop Sergeant Major, Squadron Operations Sergeant Major, and Special Activities Troop Sergeant Major. He retired from the US Army in August, 2012. He deployed to Panama in support of Operation JUST CAUSE; Saudi Arabia in support of Operation DESERT STORM and Operation IRIS GOLD; Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM; and Iraq in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and NEW DAWN.

His military awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal w/Valor and 1 Silver Oak Leaf and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Defense Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Joint Service Commendation Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal w/ Valor and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Good Conduct Medal 7th Award; National Defense Service Medal w/ 2 Bronze Service Stars; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 2 Bronze Service Stars; Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ 3 Bronze Service Stars; Iraqi Campaign Medal w/1 Silver Service Star and 1 Bronze Service Star; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals; Humanitarian Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon w/ Numeral 4; Army Service Ribbon; NATO Medal; Saudi Arabia and Kuwaiti Liberation Medals; Presidential Unit Citation w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Joint Meritorious Unit Award w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Superior Unit Award; Ranger Tab; Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge w/ Bronze Service Star; Master Parachutist Badge w/ Bronze Service Star; Special Operations Diver Badge; and 7 Overseas Service Bars.


In December, 2012, while working as a civilian in support of OEF, he was Killed in Action while repelling an enemy attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. He fell while attempting to save a downed soldier.

He is survived by his wife; two sons; one daughter; and mother.


Family links:
Parents:
Howard Dean Nick (1951 - 2011)

Inscription:
Sergeant Major, United States Army

Note: Interred February 20, 2013

Tyson Caley Nick
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=105534459
Created by: Paul Hays
Record added: Feb 20, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105534459

Birth: Jan. 7, 1969
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 2012
Jalalabad
Nangarhar, Afghanistan

Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 60, Site 10249

Created by: Paul Hays
Record added: Feb 20, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105534459

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Send Cooper to College in 2029 - The Tyson Nick Memorial Trust

On December 5th 2012, worlds apart, Summer Collins wrote the song, "Young" based on her own experience of losing her mom when she was 10 years old to Leukemia. At the very same time in Afghanistan, Tyson Nick (recently retired from the Army) was killed outside of their fire base in Afghanistan.

The Tyson family were long time friends with the Collins', and hearing of the tragedy upon her return from Nashville, she immediately knew what the song was really meant for.....not her, but for the Nick family. She received permission from her management in Nashville and L.A., and the song was released for her to donate to the family as a vehicle to raise money for Tyson's 3 children to attend college. Tyson had recently retired from the US Army Special Operations Command at Ft Bragg, NC, and for the purpose of spending more time with his family and their newest addition - Cooper. The Nick family had "started over" and had Cooper, who was just about 2 years old when his father was killed. Cooper's siblings are an older brother already a freshman in college, and a sister now a Jr in High School.
All proceeds from this song downloaded off of I Tunes belong to the Tyson Nick Memorial Trust. Though there are many scholarships available for fallen soldiers and even those retired, they do not always cover everything. Further, in 16 years, college will be 3-4 times the cost it is today.
Tyson's wife has earned the right through her sacrifice to this great nation, to continue to raise their youngest son at home, and not have to worry about the expenses of seeing her children make it to college.
Please take a moment to download this song from I-Tunes, and also please share this group for others to join and contribute. Our goal is 1,000,000 participants - the minimum after expenses it will take to fund this charitable venture.




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