Lieutenant Junior Grade Nicolas Juron died on December 13, 2005 while conducting anti-drug operations when the SH-60B Seahawk crashed into the Pacific off the coast of Colombia just after launching from the USS DeWert. He was a 1998 graduate of Great Mills High School and a 2002 United States Naval Academy graduate.

“Nick was a very bright young man, a gifted athlete, student, and a ‘star’ in every sense of the word. He received a perfect score on his SAT, was a member of the National Eagle Scout Association, and earned a spot on the USA Rugby team. But his intention was always to make a career in the Navy. “Nick’s sacrifice will always be remembered by a grateful community, state, and nation,” Congressman Steny H. Hoyer said of the late lieutenant.

Lt. j.g. Juron was honored through the Travis Manion Foundation Character Does Matter program presented during the USNA’s Summer Seminar and USNA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Camp for rising 11th graders

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