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Pvt Thomas Frederik Nickel

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Pvt Thomas Frederik Nickel

Birth
Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Death
7 Aug 1942 (aged 21)
Tulagi, Central, Solomon Islands
Burial
Delta Township, Eaton County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID
134461076 View Source

Silver Star Recipient

USS Thomas F. Nickel (DE-587) named in his honor.

Killed in Action WW2
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

1st Marine Raider Battalion
1st Marine Division

Thomas F. Nickel
Date of birth: July 18, 1921
Date of death: August 7, 1942
Place of Birth: Michigan, Lansing
Home of record: Lansing Michigan
Status: KIA

Silver Star Citation
Awarded for actions during World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private Thomas F. Nickel (MCSN: 367233), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, First Marine Raider Battalion during an attack against enemy Japanese forces on Tulagi, Solomon Islands, on August 7, 1942. In the face of hostile machine-gun fire, Private Nickel, with utter disregard for his own safety, worked his way forward until he was close enough to the enemy position to engage it with hand grenades. Although he, himself, was mortally wounded, his squad was able to advance without further casualties. His tenacious devotion to duty and great personal valor were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the defense for his country.
General Orders: Commander in Chief, Pacific: Serial 909 (May 24, 1943)

Action Date: August 7, 1942

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private

Company: Company B

Battalion: 1st Marine Raider Battalion

USS Thomas F. Nickel (DE-587) was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy named in honor of Private Thomas F. Nickel, United States Marine Corps, who was killed in the Pacific War in 1942 and posthumously awarded a Silver Star.

Thomas F. Nickel was laid down on 15 December 1943 at Hingham, Massachusetts, by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyards; launched on 22 January 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Fred W. Nickel; and commissioned on 9 June 1944, Lt. Comdr. Claude S. Farmer, USNR, in command.




Silver Star Recipient

USS Thomas F. Nickel (DE-587) named in his honor.

Killed in Action WW2
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

1st Marine Raider Battalion
1st Marine Division

Thomas F. Nickel
Date of birth: July 18, 1921
Date of death: August 7, 1942
Place of Birth: Michigan, Lansing
Home of record: Lansing Michigan
Status: KIA

Silver Star Citation
Awarded for actions during World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private Thomas F. Nickel (MCSN: 367233), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, First Marine Raider Battalion during an attack against enemy Japanese forces on Tulagi, Solomon Islands, on August 7, 1942. In the face of hostile machine-gun fire, Private Nickel, with utter disregard for his own safety, worked his way forward until he was close enough to the enemy position to engage it with hand grenades. Although he, himself, was mortally wounded, his squad was able to advance without further casualties. His tenacious devotion to duty and great personal valor were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the defense for his country.
General Orders: Commander in Chief, Pacific: Serial 909 (May 24, 1943)

Action Date: August 7, 1942

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private

Company: Company B

Battalion: 1st Marine Raider Battalion

USS Thomas F. Nickel (DE-587) was a Rudderow-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy named in honor of Private Thomas F. Nickel, United States Marine Corps, who was killed in the Pacific War in 1942 and posthumously awarded a Silver Star.

Thomas F. Nickel was laid down on 15 December 1943 at Hingham, Massachusetts, by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyards; launched on 22 January 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Fred W. Nickel; and commissioned on 9 June 1944, Lt. Comdr. Claude S. Farmer, USNR, in command.





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