IN HONOR AND MEMORY
MSG NICHOLAS SHEPERTY
1/28/83 - 4/17/19
Nick was an experienced military Freefall jumpmaster with over 200 high-altitude jumps. Nick died in 2019 in Suffolk, Virginia during a military freefall training event. Nick was a student at the University of Maryland and a member of the Green Berets serving as a Senior Weapons Sergeant with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne). His family believes the best way to remember Nick is to honor all those who have died in freefall training and supporting members of the military and their families.
Nick joined the West Virginia Army National Guard in 2010; he also served with the Marine Corps Special Operations Command. Nick enlisted into the United States military in 2002 and served multiple tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
He is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor, Navy/Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon, and NATO medal among numerous other awards and decorations. Nick was resolute and a master of his craft as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant.