2019 Conquering Kili Class
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Nicolas Hurst served in the United States Marine Corps from 2004-2008 as a machine-gunner with Second Battalion Sixth Marines Regiment Second Marine Division Golf Company. While enlisted, Hurst completed two combat deployments the first to Al Saqliwiyah and the second to Fallujah. After his honorable discharge, Hurst returned home to Delaware, where he started his career as a police officer with New Castle County. Then, in 2016, Hurst became inspired to start two initiatives for veterans. The 2/6 Marines Memorial March raises money to build a memorial for Marines from Hurst’s unit that was killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan. The other is the Veterans Response Team which is a team of law enforcement officers who are also military veterans that respond to calls for veterans who are in crisis throughout the State of Delaware. This team is only the second team of its kind in the nation. Hurst spends his downtime with his wife and two sons.
Each new Conquering Kili class accepts the challenge to embark for the summit, a walk that represents the miles that many African women journey on a daily basis to fetch water for their families. While training for the climb, each team member works to raise funds and transform communities through the gift of clean water.