The Sorrow Weighs Heavy on Our Hearts

I am currently in MN helping my daughter with my triplet grand babies. It doesn’t matter if I am at home in Ohio, or in another state, the sorrow is the same. It weighs heavy on my heart. One of our brave soldiers from Minnesota was killed in Afghanistan when the enemy attacked his unit. Army Sgt. Nicholas M. Dickhut was only 23 years old. The news reported the many awards he received.

His commander said,”His positive attitude and eagerness to share lessons learned made him an invaluable member of our Company. There is no way to describe the loss created by his absence.”

His friend and peer, Spc. Connor Higgins looked at Nicholas as the best at what he did. Higgins said,”More importantly, he was a great friend and someone who would always help you out no matter what. He was the kind of NCO that the Army needs more of. He was dedicated to his job and his fellow Soldiers.”

The dedication of our soldiers is overwhelming. Their selfless service needs to be recognized. Our soldiers and their families put their lives on hold for all of us. How can we even begin to say “Thank You.” Such small words for such a big sacrifice.  Please hold Sgt. Nicholas M. Dickhut’s unit, family, and friends in prayer. Rest in peace faithful servant.