2018 Freedom Cruise Fallen Soldier Honoree
Corporal Nicholas R. Roush
United States Army
JANUARY 19, 1987 – AUGUST 16, 2009
Nick Roush (“Nicky,” as he was known to his family) was born January 19, 1987, in Middleville, graduated from Thornapple-Kellogg High School, and attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
He enlisted in the Army in 2007 and was assigned to 1st Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC.
While conducting combat operations in Herat, Afghanistan, on August 16, 2009, Nick died of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near the vehicle in which he was riding.
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Donna Roush, and brothers Bobby and Kyle.