This Memorial Page Established by-SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of SPC Nichole M. Frye, OIF, Feb 16, 2004
Killed in action on Feb. 16, 2004
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Spc. Nichole M. Frye was born on April 10, 1984. She was a civil affairs specialist assigned to
the 415th Civil Affairs Battalion, an Army Reserve unit based in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Frye was killed on Feb. 16, 2004 when her convoy was attacked by an improvised explosive
device near the town of Baqubah, Iraq. She was a resident of Lena, Wis.
In April 2002, she joined the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion in Green Bay, Wis. She was
transferred to the 415th Civil Affairs Battalion prior to her mobilization for Operation Iraqi
Freedom in November 2003.
Her unit deployed in January 2004 to support operations in Iraq.
Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the National
Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
Frye was the first female Army special operations Soldier to be killed in combat.
In her civilian life, she worked as a waitress and was planning to attend North East Wisconsin
Technical College to train to be a firefighter after redeploying from Iraq.
Frye is survived by her parents, Lisa and James Frye; her sister, Crystal; and her brother
William, of Oconto, Wis.

at Christmas
easy, sleep well my brothers.
the line has held, your job is done.
easy, sleep well.
have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
peace, and farewell...

Specialist Frye..... Fallen NEVER Forgotten   Memorial Wall
SFC Rod Aug 8, 2010
Pfc. Nichole M. Frye
United States Army
KIA 16 February 2004, Iraq
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19, of Lena, Wis.; assigned to Company A, 415th Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve,
Kalamazoo, Mich.; killed Feb. 16 when an improvised explosive device struck her convoy in
Baqubah, Iraq.