August 11, 2011

Manchin Statement Honoring Washington, W.Va. Hero Chief Petty Officer Nicholas H. Null

Chief Petty Officer Null was one of 30 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash last weekend

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) released the following statement today honoring Chief Petty Officer Nicholas H. Null of Washington, W.Va., whose name was released as one of the 30 U.S. soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan over the weekend.

“The entire state of West Virginia joins the family and loved ones of Chief Petty Officer Null in mourning the loss of a true hero,” Senator Manchin said. “Chief Petty Officer Null put his life on the line to defend America, our freedom, and our deeply held values, and he and his family made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of this honorable mission. His service and patriotism cannot be understated, and it will not be forgotten.”