Reno Soldier was ready to start new chapter in military, personal life - SPC. MICHAEL HIGHLINE: 1984 - 2020Reno Soldier was ready to start new chapter in military, personal life
RENO – Nevada Army Guard Spc Michael Highline was poised to enjoy several positive new chapters to his life this winter. The 36-year-old Cold Springs resident had just transferred to Charlie Company, 422nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion in Stead and was entrusted to become the unit’s driving instructor and examiner; in his personal life, he had just recently become engaged to Nancy Crombie, also of Cold Springs.
Highline’s promising future was never realized, however, as the father of four died in a vehicle accident on Dec. 14 in Cold Springs while en route to military training. He was buried Tuesday with military honors at the Northern Nevada Veterans Cemetery in Fernley, Nevada. He is survived by Walker, 14, Emerald, 11, Violet, 8, and Ryker, 6; previous spouse Shannon Highline and Crombie. Continue Reading.