Nathan A. Gollnitz, 28, passed away on Friday, Sept. 26, 2012 in Pul-E Alam, Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan A. Gollnitz, was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan on Sept. 26th.. Nate also served a tour of Duty in Iraq, where he participated in The Stryker Brigade Troop Withdrawal. Prior to his service in the Army, Nate served 5 years in the U.S. Navy.

Despite suffering an injury where The Truck he was riding in was destroyed by an IED in Afghanistan on July 20th 2012 he continued to go on Missions. A true solider to the end.

Beloved nephew of Martin and Diane Kennedy who Nate considered his parents and always called them Dad and Mom. Dear father of Lukas Conrad Gollnitz of Port Orchard, WA. and Lukas' mother Bridgett Bradford.

Also survived by his biological parents, Alan and Kim Gollnitz and five brothers, Kirk, Nick, Tyler, Noah and Chad. Along with grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Family will be on hand to celebrate his life and receive friends at Funeraria Del Angel Buena Vista with a Memorial Service to be held from 2 pm to 6 pm on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

In accordance to Nate's wishes an inurnment and full military honors will take place at The Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery at 2520 South Inspiration Road in Mission, Tx. at 11 am on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and send your condolences online to Nathan A. Gollnitz family at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Funeraria Del Angel Buena Vista, cemeteries, mausoleums, and crematory. 125 McDavitt Blvd., Brownsville, Texas 78521 (956) 541-5400. Dignity Memorial Provider.

Funeral Home

Funeraria del Angel Buena Vista
125 Mcdavitt Blvd Brownsville, TX 78521
(956) 541-5400

Published in Brownsville Herald on Oct. 6, 2012