Lance Corporal Nicholas R. Anderson easily made friends and enjoyed the world’s challenges. Even as a youngster he enjoyed being outdoors with his dad and uncles hunting and fishing; and liked to work out and lift weights. He was mechanically inclined and a perfectionist who liked to fix things. He loved motorcycles and enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson FatBoy with his friends. He enjoyed family and had a special bond with his nephew, Ethan and niece, Ella.
Nick was a graduate of Sauk Prairie High School, class of 2003. He worked during high school and after graduation he worked for Monona Fire and Sprinkler. He enlisted in the National Guard in 2002 when he was 18, but an injured shoulder forced him to drop out. He then enlisted in the Marines in January 2005 and began a six-month tour of Afghanistan. He had been in Afghanistan about two months with the 3rd Marines Weapons Platoon.
Nick was a member of the Lachmunc-Cramer V.F.W. post 7693 and Sprinkler Fitters, Local Union 669. Nick was part of B Company, 1st Battalion,3d Marine Regiment. III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. He was twenty-one when he was killed on March 13, 2006 in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Afghanistan.
Nick’s family supported him, but feared two words: “Afghanistan and Iraq.”
Lance Cpl. Nicholas R. Anderson of Sauk City, Wisconsin made friends very easily and he was ready to take on the world. Starting at an early age, he liked to shoot guns with his dad and uncles, and he was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Nick was also very mechanically inclined, a perfectionist who enjoyed fixing things, enjoyed working out and lifting weights, and was especially proud of his “pipes.” Nick had a passion for motorcycles and really enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson FatBoy with friends. He had a close bond with his nephew, Ethan and niece, Ella, who always thought of Nick when they heard a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Nick was a graduate of Sauk Prairie High School Class of 2003. During high school Nick worked for McFarlanes, and after high school started working for Monona Fire and Sprinkler. He started his military career when he enlisted in the National Guard in 2002, and later joined the Marine Corps in 2005. He was a member of Lachmund-Cramer V.F.W. Post 7694, and Sprinkler Fitters, Local Union 669. He died in a non-hostile vehicle accident in Afghanistan at age 21.