The Nick Null Memorial Foundation was started by Nick’s Mother Tracy, to honor and celebrate the life of Fallen Soldier Nicholas Heath Null. Chief Null is our hometown hero! Nick was born on March 30, 1981 in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He later graduated from Parkersburg South High School with the class of 1999. Nick Leaves Behind his widow and his three beautiful young boys.
Chief Null was an Elite Member of EOD/ Naval Special Warfare Development Group (also referred to as Seal Team 6) Chief Null was KIA, August 6, 2011 (Aug 5 US EST time) when the Chinook helicopter transporting his team on a mission was shot down by Taliban foot soldiers with a RPG in Afghanistan, killing 38, including 22 Seals from Seal Team 6 and one Service Dog.
DEVGRU Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EWS/SW/aw/FPJ) CPO Nicholas H. Null was a highly decorated combat veteran with numerous awards including Two Bronze Star Medals with Valor and Exceptional Heroism, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, Purple Heart Medal, Two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals with Valor, Two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Two Iraqi Campaign Medals, Two Afghanistan Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism (Service) Medal, Global War on Terrorism (Expeditionary) Medal, Combat Action Ribbon (Operation Iraqi Freedom), Combat Action Ribbon (Operation Enduring Freedom), National Defense Service Medal, Presidential Unit Commendation, and numerous other personal and unit decorations.
The Foundation was founded by Tracy (Null) Kendall Litman, Nick’s Mother. Our goal is to raise funds to continue to honor Nick, our Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Soldier… our HERO and all of the brave soldiers from the Mid-Ohio Valley who lost their lives fighting for our country. These brave men and women joined the military, trained and took an oath to protect and serve our country, knowing that at anytime they could be called to duty. American soldiers serve our country proudly and without question and as their fellow Americans we must support them and never let them be forgotten. They will forever be OUR HEROES – AMERICA’S HEROES.
Since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, America has lost over 6,400 soldiers while thousands of others have been seriously injured. American soldiers place their lives in harm’s way so that we (you, your mother, father, sisters and brothers, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends) can live our lives in freedom. It doesn’t matter what your personal beliefs or political views are on this war or any war. What matters is that we honor and show our heartfelt thanks, respect, and support for these brave men and women of the United States military.
The Nick Null Memorial Foundation is building a bronze “Fallen Solder” statue as memorial honoring Chief Null. There will be a large bronze plaque with the names of all the Warriors that lost their lives with Chief Null that tragic day 8/6/11. The names of the Fallen Soldiers from the Mid-Ohio Valley will also be inscribed on the Memorial Wall. The memorial will be located at the Parkersburg City Park to honor those heroes who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. We do not want the sacrifice they made to ever be forgotten.
We are asking the community and local businesses to help with the cost of this monument. We hope that you can find it in your heart to donate to this very meaningful project. Your donation, in any amount, will be greatly appreciated.
We are breaking ground on Nicks Birthday this year March 30th! Our Hope is to complete the Memorial by this years, 3rd Annual Chief Nick Null Memorial 5k that is always held on the First Saturday of August each year to Honor Chief Nick and all of his Brothers in Arms that died with him on that tragic day…..to help Nicks family focus on celebrating Nicks Life and not dwell on the tragedy.
We have raised about half of the estimated amount of the $50,000.00 dollars, the money that we need to complete the monument. We still need your help.
After completion of the Memorial, The Foundation Plan is to continue and to partner with The Sacred Heart Retreat and The Michael Strange Foundation to Help Heal The Families That Are Left Behind after losing a child. The Grief Counseling Retreats will be for Parents and Siblings and will be of no charge to the grieving family. It will consist of an all-inclusive weekend retreat in a peaceful setting with wonderful caring qualified counselors and staff. Our hope is to have a retreat several times each year.
If you need additional information, contact Tracy Litman (Chief Null’s Mom) @ 304-615-5022 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), Alan Litman (Chief Null’s Stepfather) @ 304-482-7539 or Ashley (Null) Sanders (Chief Null’s Sister) @ 304-483-1972
Your tax-deductible donation can be mailed to: The Nick Null Memorial Foundation, 1049 Lake Washington Road, Washington, WV 26181
May God Bless You and May God Bless America!
Very truly yours,
Tracy (Null) Kendall Litman, Nicks Mother
The Nick Null Memorial Foundation
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“Greater Love Hath No One Than This: To Lay Down One’s Life For One’s Friends”
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