Benjamin "Nick" Nickolas Becker, 36, of Ridgeland, SC, died Friday, March 31, 2017. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm at Anderson Funeral Home, 611 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, SC 29906. Graveside funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 2:00pm in Beaufort National Cemetery with military honors. Nick was born on October 13, 1980, in Charleston, SC. He is the son of Marcia C. Higaki and Michael A. Becker. He served our country in a U. S. Army Infantry Stryker Unit from 2004 until 2010 and the U.S. Army Reserves from 2010 until 2012. Surviving in addition to his parents, Marcia and Michael; is one brother, Robert Thomas Mitchell and his very dear friend, who was like his brother, Geremy Curtis (friends since middle school). In addition to many aunts, uncles, and cousins, he was especially close to his Aunt Diana and Uncle Drennan Park, and his fur-baby, Roxy (who was kindly adopted by Dr. Brian Canada). Nick was highly intelligent, generous to a fault, had an acerbic wit that was appreciated by most if not all his friends and family, and adored his military brothers. When he loved, he loved deeply and was always faithful. He will be missed by too many to count. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the PTSD Foundation of America, which provides hope and healing for the unseen wounds of war (http://ptsdusa.org/support-u/make-a-donation/).