Fallen SEAL Honored In Parkersburg

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Associated Press

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Updated Mon, Aug 22, 2011 8:39 am

West Virginia is remembering one of the 30 U.S. service members who were killed Aug. 6 when insurgents shot down their helicopter in Afghanistan.

A private memorial was held Sunday in Parkersburg for Chief Petty Officer Nicholas H. Null.

People lined the street outside Parkersburg South High School as a memorial service was held inside.

The 30-year-old Wood County native was an explosive ordnance disposal technician.

Null served in Iraq and Afghanistan and earned two Bronze Stars, one with valor.

Null joined the Navy in 2000 and had been stationed in Virginia Beach since 2007, reporting to a SEAL team in 2009.

Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered state and U.S. flags lowered Sunday in memory of Null.

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