United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant • Line of Duty Death: December 14, 2020

US Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Nicholas E. Ramoutar passed on December 14, 2020, due to an allergic reaction to anti malaria medication he was administered in Brazil, resulting in a seizure and immense damage to his liver, requiring a liver transplant  Ramoutar was taken in for the transplant, but went into liver failure three days later, resulting in sepsis and total organ failure.

Ramoutar was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago but grew up in Bronx, New York. Ramoutar was raised in a humble, tight knit family with six siblings.

After the tragic events of 9/11, Ramoutar was inspired to join the United States Marine Corps. Ramoutar had to wait however because his family entered the United States as immigrants. After he was married and obtained his permanent residency, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 2009. Ramoutar’s goal was to become a Warrant officer.

Ramoutar had a passion for helping people. As one of the older Marines, he mentored the younger Marines, who gave him the nickname “Papa Ramoutar.” Ramoutar was the type of person that would give you his shirt off his back even if he needed it more.

United States Marine Corps Sergeant Nicholas E. Ramoutar was a devoted father and husband. He is survived by his wife, Sunita, and children, Nicholas and Nehemiah.