SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Flags astatine the authorities capitol astatine half-staff successful grant of the 13 work members killed successful the termination bombing astatine the Kabul Airport, including a 23-year-old marine Sergeant from Roseville.
Nicole Gee was killed aft a termination bomber detonated explosives extracurricular the airport. Her household is devastated. They retrieve Gee arsenic a agleam airy who was passionate astir everything she did.
The Oakmont High postgraduate documented her clip portion overseas. She was deployed earlier this twelvemonth but entered progressive work backmost successful 2017. CBS13 spoke to Gee’s sister Misty Fuoco who says Gee loved her occupation and was arrogant of the enactment she was doing successful Afghanistan.
“Some of the past things she said was ‘I emotion being here; this is astonishing work.’ She couldn’t hold to archer maine much astir it aft deployment,” said Fuoco.
Gee is besides remembered for her positivity.
“She is the idiosyncratic that benignant of lifts everyone else’s spirits up,” said Fuoco.
She was a agleam light, a motivator, and a trusted friend.
“She has ever been precise motivated and passionate astir everything she does,” Fuoco said. “We person an ongoing gag successful the household that she has ever been the aureate child.”
Fuoco described Gee arsenic her champion friend, top inspiration, and hero.
“She is the person that radical spell to erstwhile they request help,” she said.
Gee’s household is inactive numb aft learning of her death.
“There is inactive disbelief and not wanting to judge it’s happening,” Fuoco said.
The Roseville autochthonal graduated from Oakmont High School. The school’s main said successful a statement: “Nicole is simply a hometown hero. Her beingness and work to our state volition ne'er beryllium forgotten.”
High schoolhouse is wherever she met her husband, Jarod Gee, who’s besides a Marine. Following successful her husband.s footsteps, Gee enlisted a twelvemonth aft him.
Social media had conscionable a snapshot of her clip successful the Marines, including her deployment successful Afghanistan. One of her past updates shows her holding an Afghan kid successful her arms with the caption, “I emotion my job.”
“She had an incredible, fiery passionateness for what she was doing, she loved each 2nd of it with each her heart,” said Fuoco.
That emotion for radical — overseas and present astatine location — volition permission a lasting impact.
“There are not atrocious memories, determination are lone happiness, laughter, and positivity…she was an implicit delight for everyone who knew her,” said Fuoco.
Velena Jones joined CBS13 arsenic a newsman successful April of 2020. Velena grew up successful the Bay Area and is thrilled to beryllium backmost successful Northern California and the...More from Velena Jones