E ONALASKA, WI, USA U.S. Army 1LT, COMPANY D, 2D BATTALION, 506TH INFANTRY, 4 BCT, FORT CAMPBELL, KY SPINKYEL, AFGHANISTAN 07/20/2008
Nick A. Dewhirst, 25, of Onalaska, Wis.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died July 20 in Spinkyel, Afghanistan of wounds sustained when his convoy came under attack by individuals using rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire.
A 25-year-old Wisconsin soldier based at Fort Campbell has been killed in Afghanistan.
The military said in a statement that Army Lt. Nick A. Dewhirst of Onalaska was killed Sunday when his convoy was attacked with rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire in the Qalandar District of the Khost Province.
Dewhirst was an infantry officer assigned to the D Co., 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. He joined the Army in May 2006 and arrived at Fort Campbell in June 2007.
Dewhirst is survived by his parents, Randy and Susan Dewhirst of Onalaska.
The soldier’s awards and decorations include the Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab and Special Operations Diver.