|Birth: ||Jun. 16, 1945|
|Death: ||May 26, 1968|
Kon Tum, Vietnam
Nilon graduated Fall Branch High School, Class of 1965. He worked for the Tennessee Eastman Corporation before enlisting in the United States Army. Nilon completed basics at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Artillery School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and received his specialty code of 13A10, Field Artillery Basic. Afterwards, he was assigned to Battery B, 6th Battalion, 29th Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.
Nilon's tour of duty began in Vietnam began on 16 April 1968 and he was Killed in Action while engaged with the enemy in Dak To, Kontum Province, South Vietnam on 26 May 1968. For his actions, he received the Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service and Vietnam Campaign Medals.
Nilon was 22 years old and attended the Pleasant View Church of Christ. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Weldon and Billie Bacon. Nilon was married to Judy Arnold and they had no children. In honor of his memory and service to our state, a portion of State Highway 93 at Fall Branch is posted as the PFC Nilon K. Bacon Memorial Highway.
Note: Vietnam Memorial Wall: 66W 001
Logans Chapel Cemetery
Maintained by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (...
Originally Created by: Robert
Record added: Nov 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22721186
Added: Jun. 16, 2015
Rest In Peace you are not forgotten|
Scott E Dodson
Added: Aug. 25, 2014
May PFC Bacon's sacrifice not be forgotten. Thank you for your service to our country.|
Added: Apr. 30, 2014
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