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View a eulogy for Nicholas G. Simpson, USMA '04, who passed away on November 26, 2023.

Nicholas G. Simpson

West Point, 2004

Be Thou At Peace

Posted by Sara Simpson on February 22, 2024:

Born in Hartford, Connecticut Nick was a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan and graduated with honors from Bulkeley High School. Nick was elected to attend The United States Military Academy by his Congressman in Westpoint, NY for college, where he joined the Judo team. Upon graduating in 2004, Nick began his career as an Armor Officer, stationed primarily in Friedberg, Germany. Nick served 13 years of active duty, including two OIF tours to Iraq, serving as a tank commander during his second deployment. His love for travel took him to 23 different countries during his lifetime.

Nick obtained an MBA from Auburn University and was Sixth Sigma Green Belt certified. He worked as a civilian project manager for The Maneuver Center of Excellence at Ft. Moore in the office of the Armor Commandant.

Nick received the following awards while serving in the U. S. Army, Combat Action Badge; Air Assault Badge; Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; 7th Cavalry Regiment; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Navy Unit Commendation; Armor School; 1st Armored Division; and 4 Combat Stripes.

He was a very devoted husband, beloved son, and excellent father to his 3 kids. He spent his weekends with his family, developing his passion for The Philadelphia Eagles (Fly Eagles Fly), Star Wars and Sunday dinners. He was a devoted member of the SSUSA/Blazer family, both as "Mason's Dad" and as a state certified official . Nick always showed up and was present for those he loved.

Survivors include his loving wife, Sara Abigail (Pierce) Simpson; his loving children, Mason Nicholas Simpson (9), Addison Belle Simpson (6), and Samuel Nicholas Simpson

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