Let's remember a hero with moment of silenceOur community and our nation lost a fine young man a year ago with the tragic death of Capt. Nicholas S. Whitlock, who was serving his country in a faraway land.
Whitlock was killed when the plane he was piloting went down a year ago Monday in Djibouti, Africa. He was returning from a military mission when the crash occurred.
Whitlock was a Newnan High School graduate and was involved in many community activities, including athletics, scouting and his church.
His family has been a part of this community dating back to 1848.
Also on Monday, a memorial service will be held at Hurlburt Field in Florida where Whitlock and his other crew members were stationed.
Our community needs to pause Monday and remember Nicholas Whitlock and what he did during his short life.
He lived the life of a role model for what’s great in our country. He is a hero who paid the ultimate price in service to our nation.