Stull completed tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, volunteered for airborne school, and served with the 82nd Airborne Division during his time in the U.S. Army. He was 37 years old. A wheeled vehicle mechanic, he was assigned to Echo Company, 37th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of a valued team member,” said Major Jeff Works, the deputy commander of the “Falcon Brigade” Stull was part of at his death. “He was a caring leader to his paratroopers and a reliable paratrooper to his peers and leaders. Our full attention now turns to his family and fellow paratroopers in their mourning.”
Stull received a number of accolades for his service, including the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Korea Defense Service Medal.
He served at Fort Bragg and in South Korea before his final assignment as a member of the 37th Engineer Battalion last March.
From his wife: “Nathan loved baseball and football He played baseball the last 6 years for both our church and his units with the Army. His favorite football team was LSU. He was a big time hunter as well. He hunted every year and that was also one of his favorite things to do.”
“He loved to spend time with our girls and our family. We would always make the best of the time we all had together due to his heavy work schedule. Our family was our everything. Nathan served in the Army as active Duty for 19 years. He served at Fort Bragg for all his years. He has 4 deployments and 2 assignments to Korea. We were married for 8 years and have 2 daughters. Although he battled severe PTSD, he was a very hard worker and made every day count. Every person he came into contact with during his life, he left an everlasting impression on them. He gave his all in everything he did and he never took the easy route to just get something done. He did not have an easy time, but I am so proud of the life he lived and how he lived. Unfortunately on July 30 2017, the battle of PTSD won and I lost my husband and my best friend. Our girls also lost their dad. Although this is the hardest journey we have to walk and face every day, I could not be more proud of him, and I will continue to carry on his legacy and spread awareness for Suicide and PTSD. We will always love you, Nathan, and miss you each and every day.”
Remembrances from his Obituary:
“I could talk about you for days and it still wouldn’t be long enough. You were a great NCO and mentor. You had a natural ability to take care of soldiers and did it effortlessly. I remember you for always being motivated and dedicating your time to your soldiers and not your soldiers but everyone else’s soldiers also. You fed me when I didn’t have a dime, gave me money when I didn’t have gas, help me through a financial crisis when I couldn’t see light at the end of the tunnel and I never heard a thing about it. I can truly say you were a brother to me and I will always be indebted to you. I know that God don’t make mistakes and because you were truly an angel on earth, he had to call you to his kingdom. My brother you will never be forgotten and always be remembered as a hero, until we meet again, fly high because you earned your wings.
Thank you my brother R.I.P.”
“Heroes come in many forms. SSG Stull was a true hero who didn’t ask for accolades or awards. He would go out of his way to ensure the sick and wounded or his comrades had what was needed while disregarding his own needs. Old Soldiers never die, they only fade away. I am positive he is preparing a place for us all in Heaven as he did on earth. You will be missed my friend but never forgotten.”
Born in Ohio
Final rest is with his family in Arizona