Nicholas Leach, 23, of Mason is serving with the Marines 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division of Camp Lejeune, N.C. He attended Mason High School and Scarlet Oaks Vocational School and earned a GED. He is the son of Peggy Butts of Mason and Tim Leach of West Chester Township.
His mother writes:
My son, Nicholas David Leach from Mason, is serving in the United States Marine Corps.
He was active in sports when he was younger, but decided he liked tinkering with automobiles better.
He decided when he was 16 he wanted to join the military; at that time he was planning to join the Army. He decided to join the Marines when he was 17. He, along with three of his buddies, focused on becoming Marines. He joined the Marines when he was 19. He is in infantry.
He still has a passion for automobiles and plans to go to a tech school in Arizona that specializes in auto mechanics when he is out of the Marines.
Nick has been in the Marines for four years. He has been stationed in Cuba and Camp Lejeune. He had been in Kuwait since January. Nick is a TOW missile gunner on a Hummer.
On behalf of his wife, Stephanie, myself, and his entire family, we are very proud of him and we miss him very much!
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