“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

Aviation Boatswains Mate Handling Hunter Nathaniel Biehle was born in Austin, TX in 1998.  He was raised in Lexington, TX where he graduated high school in 2016.    Hunter decided to serve his country and joined the U.S. Navy in 2019.  In the short year he was there he got to live in Illinois, Florida, Japan and his final station at Naval Base Coronado in California. Hunter was very proud of the Lone Star State and expressed it often to other sailors, which earned him the name “Big Tex” by his fellow sailors. 

Hunter was passionate about music, fishing, hunting and technology.  His favorite pass time was traveling which is what led him to the Navy.  Before he joined, he had already visited many other countries, states, and cities, by car, cruises and planes.  Hunter got to experience more than most with family & friends and he was always so appreciate of it all.

Although only 22 at the time of his death, Hunter had a profound impact on many people. Hunter genially cared about people in the purest way.  He loved them for who they were and wished the best for them without asking for anything in return.  He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile and compassionate heart.  His superiors commented to his family that he was respectful and had a natural ability to make others feel at ease with his friendliness. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and peers.