This Memorial Page Established by-SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of SGT Andrew Cote Nicol, OEF, Aug 8, 2010
Died August 8, 2010
Operation Enduring Freedom
Sgt. Andrew Cote Nicol, 23, was a team leader assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th
Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born on Feb. 7, 1987 and was a native of
Kensington, N.H.
Nicol was seriously wounded by an enemy improvised explosive device during a combat
operation in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He was treated immediately by unit medical
personnel and quickly evacuated to the nearest treatment facility where he died of his
He was on his fifth combat deployment. Nicol had previously deployed twice to Afghanistan
and twice to Iraq.
After graduating from Exeter High School, Nicol enlisted in the U.S. Army in July 2006. He
completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning as an infantryman. After graduating from
the Basic Airborne Course, he was assigned to the Ranger Assessment and Selection
Program also at Fort Benning.
Following graduation from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program in March 2007,
Nicol was assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, where he served as
a rifleman and a team leader.
His military education includes the Basic Airborne Course, the Ranger Assessment and
Selection Program, the U.S. Army Ranger Course and the Warrior Leader Course.
His awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the
Expert Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge. Nicol was also awarded the Bronze
Star Medal for Valor, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good
Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Combat
Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with Combat Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-
Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and
Overseas Service Ribbon.
He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Purple
Nicol is survived by his parents Roland and Patricia Nicol of Kensington, N. H.
As a Ranger, Nicol selflessly lived his life for others while he distinguished himself as a
member of the Army’s premier light-infantry unit, which remains continuously deployed in
support of the War on Terrorism. In every instance he fought valiantly as he served his fellow
Rangers and our great Nation.
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...

Sergeant Nicol...  Fallen NEVER Forgotten... SFC Rod The  Patriot Guard Riders Stand Tall for
those Who Stood For US.. Aug 9, 2010
United States Army
KIA 08 August 2010, Afghanistan
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23, of Kensington, N.H..; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.;
died Aug. 8 at Zhari Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his
unit with an improvised explosive device. Also killed was Pfc. Bradley D. Rappuhn.