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Nick’s Life From Around the World

Screenshot from "Nick's Life"

Screenshot from “Nick’s Life”

“Hey, coming down to the final stretch over here.  Hope to see you all soon.  Thanks again for everything!” — Nick Kirven, April 2005

Nick Kirven was killed in action on 8 May 2005, almost a year before I joined the Marine Corps. I never met him. The closest I ever came was through his brothers in arms, many of whom were getting ready to leave either 3rd Battalion or the Marine Corps in November 2006 when I was assigned to his old unit, Kilo Company 2nd Platoon. His memory was kept alive through their behavior: their rigorous instance of proper combat drills, occasional references to some terrible day in Afghanistan, or just their general anger that a close friend had been taken from them.

That changed two years ago when I accidentally stumbled upon his old website, Nick’s Life From Around the World. Read more »

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