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Nick Colgin

Nick Colgin served on active duty as a combat medic in the 82nd Airborne. Over a 15-month deployment to Afghanistan from 2007-2008, he participated in more than 700 combat patrols, earning an Army Achievement Medal for helping lead the rescue of 42 Afghan local nationals from a flooding river, and a Bronze Star for saving the life of a French soldier, while under fire, who had been shot in the head. Toward the end of Nick’s deployment, a rocket-propelled grenade struck his Humvee, and he suffered a traumatic brain injury. While recovering, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and fought tirelessly for his community of veterans with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). He has started and owned companies, guided teams of individuals with disabilities up some of the most daunting mountains around the world, and he did all of this with an untiring smile on his face. Most recently, Nick served as the Critical Systems Manager for No Barriers Warriors. Nick currently lives in Loveland, CO with his two dogs, Tigre and Whiskey.