|Spc. Rob Lee Nichols Memorial Highway|
We always look forward to the yearly Veteran's ride to Cripple Creek, Co. This past Tuesday a sign has been installed west of Cave of the Winds entrance reading "Spc. Rob Lee Nichols Memorial Highway." It encompasses the area between Cave of the Winds all the way through Woodland Park. Another sign was placed traveling East just East of the Pikes Peak Hospital entrance.
Rob was killed in Soltan Kuhl, Afghanistan on July 23rd, 2013 returning from patrol near the entrance to the compound by a suicide bomber along with 3 other magnificent warriors. Rob grew up in Colorado Springs. He was attached to Ft. Steward, GA. 3rd IN., 4th bat. Hwy 24 was the gateway to all his escapades: dirt biking, camping, ATV-ing, snowboarding, skiing. Nothing stopped him. His moto was go big or go home. When riding past this sign my hope is that it touches at least one person's heart so his memory will live on forever.
I wanted to share his story with this group of wonderful Americans who gave so much for this country. Thank you all for your service.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 04 August 2016 16:26|