I believe it is past time for military commanders and the President of the United States along with all members of Congress to recommend awarding the 11 brave Marines, 1 Sailor and 1 Soldier the Silver Star for their heroism in protecting Americans and Afghanis against a threatening force 10 times their force by the Taliban during the debacle of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Nicole Leeann Gee was born May 1, 1998 in Vail, Colorado.
She passed away at 23 years old, in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26th, 2021.
Nicole was raised in Roseville, California, where she attended Sargent Elementary School, Warren T Eich Middle School, and Oakmont High School.
During her time in school, Nicole was on the softball team, participated in dance classes, and was a teacher’s assistant for Tiny Vikes Preschool.
Her school accomplishments include perfect attendance, certifying as bilingual in Spanish, and maintaining honor roll, before graduating in 2016 with a 4.1 GPA.
In her free time, Nicole enjoyed working out, going to the beach, traveling, working out more, baking, spending time with family, and spending time at the gym...Working out.
She met her husband, Jarod Gee while in high school, and they were married in a private ceremony in August 2016.
They were stationed together at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where they lived with their two dogs and close friends.
Nicole entered active duty in the Marine Corps in August 2017.
She went through recruit training at Parris Island, South Carolina, School of Infantry East in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Aviation Accession and Primary Military Occupational Specialty School in Pensacola, Florida, and Marine Corps Communications and Electronics School in 29 Palms, California.
She worked as a ground electronics transmission systems maintainer, and was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 24.
Nicole’s military awards and accomplishments include the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, NATO Medal, Expert Rifle Qualification Third Award, becoming a Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor, setting weightlifting records at Al-Jaber Air Base, and of course, perfect scores in Combat Fitness Tests.
She deployed with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in February 2021. During her deployment, Nicole’s stops included Spain, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Kuwait.
Nicole was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant while in Kuwait on August 2, 2021.
Her last stop was a humanitarian mission in Afghanistan, where she assisted in evacuating more than 100,000 refugees.
Nicole was a beloved wife, sister, daughter, aunt, niece, cousin, granddaughter, friend, and a hero to the countless people that she helped.
She will always be remembered for her bravery, kindness, love, dedication, and selfless sacrifice in service to her country.
"FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS SERGEANT NICOLE GEE"