Nicole Gee, is one of the thirteen American soldiers who “died for the love” of her job in Kabul after being a victim of the ISIS terrorist attack in Afghanistan.
Gee was a sergeant in the U.S. Army Marine Corps, who with photographs managed to recount part of her life on her Instagram account. The images speak for themselves, she was a girl full of illusions, friends and family, who died doing what she loved the most: defending America and protecting the lives of Afghan children.
Nicole Gee was 23 years old, only 10 weeks ago she was in Greece with her friends, 3 weeks ago she was promoted to sergeant and now her body is in a coffin covered by the American flag.
Last Thursday, August 26, two terrorist attacks rocked Kabul, killing 13 American soldiers and more than 150 civilians. Gee was one of the Americans who gave her life in the midst of the troop withdrawal led by Joe Biden’s administration.
“I love my job,” Gee said in one of the photos showing her cradling an Afghan baby; one of the many infants whose parents gave their lives to members of the U.S. military in order to save their lives.
Gee was a maintenance technician with the 24th Marine Corps Expeditionary Unit. She had recently been promoted to sergeant after passing her physical tests with flying colors.
“Mama I made it & I know you’d be so proud. Rest easy my sunshine, I miss you everyday,” Gee wrote on September 4, 2019 on her Instagram account dedicating her achievement of being in the U.S. Army to her mother.
Nicole seemed to have an altruistic soul, volunteering to dance with special needs children and even adopted a dog that was abused for at least three years as a pet.
Nicole Gee: “Marine Marine”
Gee was assigned to assist and escort Afghan women and girls — one of the groups that will feel the most impact under Taliban power — during their evacuation; in one of the photographs, she posted she was assisting Afghan girls on their way to a military plane, holding the purse of one of them.
“She was a model Marine,” said Capt. Karen Holliday. “A Marine’s Marine.” “last breath was taken doing what she loved—helping people—at HKIA in Afghanistan,” said a friend, Mallory Harrison, in a message shared on social media.
This is how the attack took the lives of at least 170 Afghans, three British military personnel and 13 Americans who, in addition to serving the United States, had their own lives; altruistic stories that have only become publicly known after suffering a tragedy.