Army lieutenant colonel dies while deployed to Europe

Lt. Col. Nicholas Goshen

An officer with the 101st Airborne Division’s intelligence branch is deceased, having died of “natural causes” while deployed to Europe.

Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Goshen was reported dead on September 6 in Romania, officials report.

The death took place at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base.

According to the Army Times, Goshen was part of the 101st’s intelligence directorate.

101st Airborne commander Maj. Gen. JP McGee described Goshen as “a valued member of the team whose passion and commitment to the division and our Soldiers was extraordinary.” McGee added that he “can personally attest to [Goshen’s] exceptional talent. He will be missed.”

Prior to joining the intelligence branch, Goshen began his career as an infantry officer in 2004. He did a stint at the Pentagon, one Iraq deployment, and six Afghanistan deployments with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 75th Ranger Regiment and 10th Mountain Division.

Goshen’s awards include a Bronze Star for valor, the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.

Other awards include the Joint Staff identification badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge, Ranger tab, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.

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