Army Spc. Donald L. Nichols

Army Spc. Donald L. Nichols

Died April 13, 2011 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom

21, of Shell Rock, Iowa; assigned to 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Iowa Army National Guard, Waterloo, Iowa; died April 13, in Mehtar Lam district, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.


  1. Becky Poock

    Don was my son and I am so very GRATEFUL that you have him listed as a way to honor him and the sacrifice he made. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss him and think of him.

    Again Thank you,
    Becky Poock
    Mother of SPC Donald Nichols
    K.I.A. 4-13-11

  2. We are honored to have our son and his sacrifice memorialized along with these other true American HEROS. Our family is very strong and we are dedicated to ensuring all those that fall while in service to our great country are honored, along with past and present veterans.
    We will continue to stand for those who stood for us. .

    Jeff & Jeanie Nichols
    Parents of SPC Donny Nichols

  3. Tricia Thompson

    Donny is my nephew. It’s almost been 2 years since his ultimate sacrifice. Not a day goes by that he isn’t mentioned in word from family, friends or our community. He is loved and inspires his cousins to excel everyday to live the life he wasn’t able to complete. Because of Donny, our family is much bigger as his brothers are now my nephews and are very much a part of our family. If only Heaven wasn’t so far away Donny.” See ya soon.”

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