U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer
LODD: August 6, 2011

Navy Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Heath Null, 30, was killed in the line of duty on August 6, 2011, when a CH-47 Chinook military helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, was shot down while transporting a Quick Reaction Force team attempting to reinforce an engaged unit of Army Rangers in the Wardak province of Afghanistan.

Null enlisted in the United States Navy in September 2000. He was an explosive ordnance disposal technician with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group.

Null is survived by his wife, Tanya, and his three children.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation paid off the mortgage on the Null family’s home.