Stephen C Prasnicki


LEXINGTON, VA, US

U.S. Army

1LT, BATTERY B, 4TH BN, 319TH AB FA REGT, 173RD AB BCT, BAMBERG, GERMANY

06/27/2012, FOB SHANK, AFGHANISTAN


David Prasnicki, an Army veteran, talked of his sons’ decision to attend West Point:

He’s (Chase) very patriotic, so for him to attend West Point is a good move for him. He will make a good football player, but also a great leader that will help his country somewhere along the line. At West Point, cadets are trained to lead. It means strict discipline, doing physically demanding tasks on a routine basis, and being an outstanding student. Leadership also means being out front.

In Afghanistan last week, Chase Prasnicki chose to lead by volunteering to go out on a mission on his third day in country. He was caught at the wrong place at the wrong time and most likely never saw his enemy. But he was out front. Volunteering to be out front is what young US Army lieutenants do. It is what West Point graduates do, and some of the best are West Point football players.

Chase married Emily Nichols of Yorktown, on November 26, 2011.

And let us never forget those left behind, remembered here by a loving aunt in the Legacy.com guest book.

July 08, 2012

Dearest Emily

I want you to know my heart goes with you wherever you go, from this day forward until forever. I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss and wish I could cradle you in my arms this very moment. Every bit of my love,

Aunt Susan Susan Nichols, Williamsville, New York

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