Nichols, Jerry Allen, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
62L-Wheeled Tractor Operator
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, C Company, 87th Engineer Battalion
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Specialist 5

Three Overseas Service Bars

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by PFC John Jackson Pinney (Team Member, Vietnam Profiles) to remember Nichols, Jerry Allen, SP 5.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Portage, Wi
Last Address
Portage, WI

Casualty Date
Jun 26, 1969
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Binh Thuan (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Silver Lake Cemetery - Portage, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
21W 019

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
87th Engineer Battalion35th Engineer Group
  1967-1968, C Company, 87th Engineer Battalion
  1967-1969, 62L, 35th Engineer Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
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Last Known Activity

 Hostile, died outright, Other explosive device, Ground casualty

POSTED ON 12.18.2013


I remember so well the day this incident happened and the impact it had on the whole company. You were so wel liked by so everyone in the unit and we were all devastated. We miss you Jerry -- we will never forget you!
George Selby
Best friends in the 687th
Jerry "Nick" was my best friend while serving together in the 687th. Nichols, Nelmar and I went on R&R together to Thailand and had a real good time. I miss you very much. Here's to ya Nick!

Brother George Selby
Jun 16, 2007

Les Longley
served with Jerry in the 87&687th
Placitas, NM USA
I served with Jerry in C Company 87th Engineer Battalion beginning in August 1968 we were both in earth moving platoon. 87th Battalion sent home and the 687th Land Clearing Company was formed. Jerry and I both operated dozers clearing the jungle. We were seperated when 3rd Platoon was shipped to DaNang. I still remember the day very vividly when we received word that we had lost Jerry. My condolence to his family, I and his fellow comrades think of him still and always will. We love you brother!
Tuesday, April 11, 2006

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