By Atlantic Resolve Mission Command Element Public Affairs OfficeFebruary 6, 2018
POZNAN, Poland - A Fort Riley Soldier died Feb. 4, while deployed to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany.
1st Sgt. Nicholas S. Amsberry, 34, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was found near the train station in Parsberg, Germany. The discovery was reported to the German police and Parsberg emergency medical services who pronounced him dead at the scene. Amsberry was serving in a nine-month deployment to Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve. The exact cause of death is currently under investigation.
Amsberry, originally from Mesa, Arizona, entered the Army in 2003 as an infantryman. His current assignment was with Bravo Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, since May 2017.
"Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of 1st Sgt. Nicholas Amsberry," said Lt. Col. Peter Moon, commander, 1st CAB. "We know the death of a family member is an immeasurable loss. It's a loss shared by Soldiers across our formations. He was a highly-respected leader in our organization, and he will truly be missed. We will continue to be there for his family and his Soldiers throughout this difficult time."
Amsberry deployed to Europe in September of 2017 as part of Atlantic Resolve, the mission of which is to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the collective security of NATO allies and partners, conducting bilateral training and multinational exercises in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal; five Army Commendation Medals, seven Army Achievement Medals, two Meritorious Unit Citations, four Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Iraqi Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medals, three Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Ribbons, NATO Medal, Senior Army Instructor Badge, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Parachutist Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badges for Wheeled Vehicles.
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