September 25, 2013

Liam Nevins - U.S. Military

Staff Sgt. Liam J. Nevins, age 32, of Denver, Colorado, died on September 21, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire while conducting range training in Gardez, Paktia Province, Afghanistan.

It has been reported that the attack happened inside the base and the attacker was an Afghan National Army soldier. This has not been confirmed at the time of this posting.

Liam was assigned to 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, Watkins, Colorado.

Liam was born in Middlebury, Vermont. He lived the first half of his life in Bennington, New Hampshire and then moved to Pennsylvania with his mother and sisters. He attended Owen J. Roberts in Pottstown and graduated from Bristol Borough High School in 2000.

Liam enlisted in the Army during High School under the Delayed Entry Program. After leaving active service, he attended Metropolitan State College in Denver, where he studied business finance. He then joined the Colorado Army National Guard.

During his military career, he deployed three times to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2003, 2004 and 2005. This was his fourth combat deployment.

Liam earned many commendations during his career including a Purple Heart with
Angels of God, pray for Liam
Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster.

Military officials stated that Liam was a respected and admired member of the Colorado National Guard who are in mourning over the death of their comrade.

Liam is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother, Victoria Nevins; his father, William Nevins; his sisters Maeve Nevins and Raven Henin; and his fiancée, Julie Huynh.

Thank you for serving, Liam. 

Pray without ceasing unto God for an end to this war in Afghanistan. It is enough. We are sick with grief for men like Liam.

Pray that Liam is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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