U.S. Army 1st Lt. Nick Suhr — winner of the Bronze Star — spent his 25th birthday Sunday, March 20th, at the annual Del Rey Yacht Club Opening Day.

Suhr was accompanied by his parents, Bruce and Joan Warren, Del Rey Yacht Club members.

Suhr says he was awarded the Bronze Star for his efforts in Iraq in helping to capture ten insurgents — “terrorists,” he calls them.

He was also acknowledged for his efforts in rebuilding sites in Iraq, where he was responsible for 20 reconstruction projects, valued at $500,000.

Suhr spent 13 months stationed in Kirkuk, in northern Iraq between January 22nd last year and February 19th this year, when he returned to the U.S.

Suhr has spent three years in the Army and extended his service to another three years.

He will be assigned to Hickham Air Force Base in Hawaii, where he plans to work on a master’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University of Orlando, which has a satellite campus on Hickham.

A Los Angeles native, he grew up in Orange County and graduated from West Point in 2002.

Suhr is scheduled to be promoted to captain in October, his mother told us.

After receiving a master’s degree and finishing his commitment to the Army, Suhr plans a career in airport administration, she added.