New England's War Dead: Afghanistan
Specialist Nicholas P. Bernier, 21, East Kingston, N.H.
Bernier chose a path in the military after graduating from Exeter High School in 2007.
He became an Army medic and was assigned to the Second Battalion, 30th Infantry
Regiment, Fourth Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Polk, La. He
died June 25, 2011, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany of injuries
suffered June 21 when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire in Kherwar,