PFC David N. Crombie

PFC David N. Crombie

PFC DAVID N. CROMBIE

Hometown / City: FLAGSTAFF, AZ
Date of Death: Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Unit: COMPANY B, 2D BATTALION, 6TH INFANTRY, 2 BCT, (1 MEF), BAUMHOLDER, GERMANY

Birth: Sep. 13, 1986
Pearl City
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 2006, Iraq

Army Pfc. Crombie was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, Baumholder, Germany. Crombie was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq. Nick's family moved to Yuma, Arizona when he was 2 or 3 years old. He graduated from Cibola High School in 2004 where he was a member of the marching band and became captain of the drum line. He used to keep his friends from NAU awake late into the night playing his drums. He also played in several garage bands and planned to become a high school music teacher. He enrolled at Northern Arizona University and spent one semester there before deciding to join the Army and fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a medic. He reported for active duty on June 15, 2005. Nick served as a combat medic on numerous hazardous missions where his team encountered contact with the enemy and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). He was credited with saving the life of an Iraqi soldier on one of these missions less than a week before he was killed. His military awards include the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. Nick will always be remembered for his smile, and always making people laugh. He also had a love of hunting, ATVing, and other outdoor activities. He acquired his love of hunting from his grandfather and at an early age he would act as "birddog" for his grandfather's quail hunts in the Yuma area.

Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA

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