Never Forget: SMSgt Jeremy Nelson

Katelyn Nelson’s dad, SMSgt Jeremy Nelson, joined the Air Force and after that all of his choices were for his country and his family. He sadly passed away from cancer, leaving Katelyn without her dad while she prepared for her college journey.


“I couldn’t ask for a better father figure,” explained Katelyn. “He showed me what true sacrifice and hard work gets you in life, because that’s what he did to give me everything I could possibly ever want or need.”

Currently, Katelyn is working towards her degree in Psychology and Health Sciences in order to pursue a career in Health and Nutritional Psychology

As first year students begin their 4-year college career, they can be encouraged by Katelyn’s story. Her admirable success shows how far she’s come and how much she will continue to accomplish as she continues her college journey.

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