Army Spc. Nicholas Bernier, a combat medic who was killed in an attack in Afghanistan in 2011, will be awarded the New Hampshire Medal of Honor during a ceremony Friday.
Bernier, a graduate of Exeter High School, was 21 years old. He grew up in East Kingston.
The following fallen soldiers will also be awarded the honor:
- Captain Michael Leo Chinburg, Durham
- Captain Gary S. Dillon, Meredith
- LCpl Michael Geary, Derry
The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at the State House in Concord. Gov. John Lynch and Deputy Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Carolyn Protzmann will present the award.
The medal was designed by local artist Andre Belanger.