1LT Nicholas Aaron Madrazo

1LT Nicholas Aaron Madrazo

Birth
Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Death 9 Sep 2008 (aged 25)
Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec 60 Site 8737
Memorial ID 29718078 · View Source
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1st Lt. Nicholas A. Madrazo of Bothell, Washington was a 2001 graduate of Bothell High School, and was known as a fun-loving guy who had a passion for soccer, singing and ROTC. After graduating from Seattle Pacific University he joined the Marines, serving in Afghanistan. He used to play army men when he was a little boy and dress up his brothers and they would all play. He seemed destined for service in the military. Nick served his country with honor, and he took his job as a Marine seriously. When he was deployed to Afghanistan he saw a chance to make a difference. He immersed himself in the culture. His job was to go to villages and meet with tribal leaders to find out what their needs were. One was paving the surrounding of a mosque. He loved working, having that kind of responsibility. Since his deployment to Afghanistan's Parwan province in March, he had become a popular friend to many of the local children living on the outskirts of Kabul. With pens, paper, candy and an occasional game of soccer, he had quickly grown to be known around the area as just "Nic," He saw that the kids there didn't have anything; they didn't even have pencils of their own. So he asked his family to send school supplies so he could give them to the Afghan children. Nick had thought about becoming a firefighter on his return home. He died while supporting combat operations in Parwan province, Afghanistan. He was 25.

Marines
Combat Logistics Battalion 37
3rd Marine Logistics Group
III Marine Expeditionary Force
Okinawa, Japan


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 10 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29718078
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Nicholas Aaron Madrazo (14 Nov 1982–9 Sep 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29718078, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .