Nick A Dewhirst

Nick A. Dewhirst, 25, of Onalaska, Wis.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died July 20 in Spinkyel, Afghanistan of wounds sustained when his convoy came under attack by individuals using rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire.

A 25-year-old Wisconsin soldier based at Fort Campbell has been killed in Afghanistan.

The military said in a statement that Army Lt. Nick A. Dewhirst of Onalaska was killed Sunday when his convoy was attacked with rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire in the Qalandar District of the Khost Province.

Dewhirst was an infantry officer assigned to the D Co., 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. He joined the Army in May 2006 and arrived at Fort Campbell in June 2007.

Dewhirst is survived by his parents, Randy and Susan Dewhirst of Onalaska.

The soldier’s awards and decorations include the Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab and Special Operations Diver.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of First Lt. Nick A. Dewhirst of Onalaska, WI.,, who died Sunday from injuries received in combat in Afghanistan.

He is the second soldier from Onalaska to be killed in Afghanistan. 1st Lt. Dewhirst was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. We are grateful for his military service and saddened by his loss.

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Onalaska
07/20/2008
Age: 25
Incident Location: Qalandar District of the Khost province, Afghanistan
Branch: Army
Rank: 1st Lt.
Unit: 2nd BN, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airbourne Division
Units Base: Fort Campbell, Kentucky