Soldier To Be Added To WVa Memorial Plaque

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- A Clay County native who was killed in Afghanistan in 2008 will be added to a memorial plaque at the West Virginia capitol.

The wooden plaque currently contains the names of 35 soldiers with ties to West Virginia who have been killed in duty in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The State Department of Administration plans to add Sgt. 1st class Jamie Scott Nicholas, who was killed in action on sept. 29, 2008, in Yakhchal, Afghanistan.

Nicholas joined the military after graduating from Clay County high school.

He was 32 when he was killed.

The plaque is located on the first floor of the capitol's east wing.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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