Nicholson, German Lee


Rank: Specialist 5

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 91B – Medical Specialist

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

Unit awards: Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: Medic attached to I Troop, 3/11 ACR

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 18-May-1946

Hometown: Crystal Springs, Mississippi

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 1-Jun-1965

Start of tour: 23-Aug-1966

Incident date: 21-Mar-1967

Date of casualty: 21-Mar-1967

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
German Lee Nicholson was passenger in armored personnel carrier on ambush patrol when vehicle hit a hostile land mine.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PVT William Arthur Brown
SP4 Miles Joseph McLoughlin
SP5 German Lee Nicholson

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Egypt Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Mississippi, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 17E 010 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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