Nichols, Gary Bruce


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 11-Aug-1947

Hometown: Melvindale, Michigan

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 12-Sep-1966

Start of tour: 25-Aug-1968

Incident date: 7-May-1969

Date of casualty: 7-May-1969

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Gary Bruce Nichols died from wounds received while at defensive position when the area cam under rocket attack by a hostile force. Individual was admitted to a military medical facility and expired shortly thereafter. / At night defensive position (NDP). Came under hostile rocket attack.  Individual admitted to 93rd Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, 7 May 1969 at 1930 hrs and later expired.  Incident occurred 7 May 1969 at 1745 hrs.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 827 910

Place of interment: Old Salem Cemetery, Mortons Gap, Kentucky, USA

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