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Old 9 April 2013, 15:49
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RIP CMSgt Nick McCaskill, PJ

I worked with Nick when I was a young gunner. He was killed last weekend by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Nick died protecting those that were trying to deliver books to children.

"These Things We Do That Others May Live"

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Old 9 April 2013, 16:30
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Glad you brought it up, RS. I just talked to Nick 2wks ago as he was helping me with my SF86. Using humor only guys in the military 'get', I told him that I hoped he was "having a blast" overseas. Little did I know how serious it would get. What a great dude- I imagine this picture was taken after he woke up from a nap, looked hard for a sec for the photo, then went back to sleep.
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Old 9 April 2013, 16:33
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Old 9 April 2013, 16:50
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Old 9 April 2013, 17:10
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I imagine this picture was taken after he woke up from a nap, looked hard for a sec for the photo, then went back to sleep.
Hadn't run across Nick since I got off active duty, but that sounds about right. (most of you guys ended up asleep on the cabin floor at some point)

****** is running a different version of the story, so I'm not quite clear which incident was the one where we lost him. However he went, I'm sure it was with a smile while making a difference.
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Old 9 April 2013, 17:12
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Old 9 April 2013, 17:28
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Old 9 April 2013, 17:31
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Old 9 April 2013, 17:54
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Old 9 April 2013, 18:19
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Old 9 April 2013, 18:22
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Old 9 April 2013, 18:39
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I met Nick only briefly in the Philippines for Balikataan, but he was a good shit and Rescue is the lesser for his loss. RIP brother.
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Old 9 April 2013, 18:42
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Old 9 April 2013, 18:53
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Old 9 April 2013, 19:04
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Old 9 April 2013, 19:20
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Old 9 April 2013, 19:34
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