August 17, 2011
Emily Beers tells the story of the man behind the Hero WOD Nutts.
Richard and Jane Nuttall sit at their dining room table in their four-bedroom home in Victoria, B.C.
A year and a half has passed since their son, Andrew Nuttall, was killed in Afghanistan while serving with the Canadian military. He was 30.
Today, pictures of Andrew and military paraphernalia dominate the Nuttall home.
“These are some of Andrew’s medals,” says Richard, a semi-retired doctor, pointing to a framed box on the mantle that proudly displays two medals Andrew earned with the military. “This one here is called a ‘sacrifice medal,’” he says. “It’s a hard one to get.”
“We wish he didn’t earn that one,” adds Jane, a former nurse.