Colorado National Guard soldier killed in Afghanistan attack

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Staff Sgt. Liam Nevins. Photo courtesy: Dept. of Defense

Staff Sgt. Liam Nevins. Photo courtesy: Dept. of Defense

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A soldier from Colorado was one of three soldiers killed in an attack on a base in Afghanistan Saturday.

Staff Sgt. Liam Nevins of the Colorado National Guard was among the three soldiers who died while on range training in Gardez, Paktia Province, Afghanistan.

“This is a tragedy that affects the entire Colorado National Guard family,” said the Adjutant General of Colorado Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards. “We mourn not only for Staff Sgt. Liam Nevins, but for all these brave men and their families, whose grief is unimaginable. This loss will be felt throughout the ranks of the Colorado National Guard.”

Staff Sgt. Nevins was on his fourth combat deployment.

He joined the Army in 200. He came to Denver in 2006 after leaving active duty where he attended Metro State College while studying business finance.  Nevins enlisted in the Colorado National Guard as a Special Forces Communications Sergeant.

“We are eternally indebted to Staff Sgt. Liam Nevins for his service and commitment to our country and to the Colorado Army National Guard,” Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said. “His life was cut short, along with two of his fellow soldiers, during his fourth deployment in the defense of our nation. He was a true American hero. Sgt. Nevins’ family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers as we join the nation in mourning his death.”



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