Camp Lejeune Marine killed in Kabul posted “I love my job” on social media a few days before his death :: WRAL.com
Authorities on Saturday released the name of a marine who was killed in the attack at Kabul airport.
Sgt. Nicole Gee, who was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Lejeune, has died at age 23. She was originally from Sacramento, California.
A post on her Instagram page features a photo of her holding a baby in Kabul. “I love my job,” she wrote.
Her instagram shows that she was recently promoted to sergeant.
“I find peace knowing that she left this world doing what she loved. She was a Marine,” her friend, Mallory Harrison, wrote on Facebook. “She cared about people. She loved fiercely. She was a light in this dark world. She was my person.”
A GoFundMe set up by Gee’s sister, Misty Fuoco, says her family will be “forever changed and forever hurt by her absence.”
Fuoco says she leaves behind a husband, who is also a Marine.
“I know she wouldn’t have done it any other way, she absolutely loved the work she was doing in Afghanistan and was happy to tell me more when she got home,” Fuoco wrote.