Kenneth R. Nichols, Jr.

IllinoisSgt. Kenneth R. Nichols, Jr., 28, of Chrisman, Illinois, died December 1, 2009, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenade fires. Sgt. Nichols was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.