Spc. Nicholas B. Burley was just twenty-two when he was killed in combat in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan. The Red Bluff, California native died at the end of Jul
He was a graduate of Red Bluff High School. He was known for always wearing his big old Stetson Cowboy hat and his cowboy boots. Burley was an avid horse lover and lived to be in the outdoors. He also could be seen on his motorcycle or snowmobile.
So far, 6,668 young men and women have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.