Another Fallen American Soldier

Forty-five-year-old Nick Maimer, a former US Army Special Forces soldier has been killed by Russian forces in Ukraine. The retired Green Beret was reportedly in a building destroyed by Russian artillery in Bakhmut.

The Boise, Idaho, resident was in Ukraine, providing his services to help the Ukrainians fight off Russian aggression.

Retired Lt. Col. Perry Blackburn made a statement to the Idaho Statesman Newspaper:

“From what I understand, he was providing [Ukrainians] with firsthand training in that area so that they can continue to do the fight, and he got caught behind enemy lines,”

Retired US Army Special Forces Staff Sergeant Nicholas Maimer. Image via Facebook.


A Deadly Detour

In early 2022, before Vladimir Putin launched his “special military operation” against Ukraine, Maimer was headed to Spain to teach English. But his plans would soon change as he realized his unique skillset could be put to good use to help the Ukrainian people in their unwanted war with Russia.

A few months before he died, Maimer was interviewed by NBC News. “I had that strong internal debate on whether I should, what I could contribute,” he told them. Maimer wondered,  “Should I accept the risk? But, ultimately, I decided that it was worth it to help Ukraine.”

He knew that decision might cost him his life, and it ultimately did.