28-year-old US Army Specialist Nicholas C. D. Hensley from Prattville, Alabama, died on 24th June 2011 from wounds received when a bomb detonated in Kandahar on 15th June. He had been evacuated to to a hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. His family were at his side when he died.
Spc. Hensley served with the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kansas.
Spc. Hensley had served two combat tours in Iraq and deployed to Afghanistan in February this year.
He holds a Purple Heart, two Army Commendation Medals and a Combat Action Badge, among other awards.