Alexander, Nicholas Richard, CW2

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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 2
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
062B-Helicopter Pilot Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 062B, 118th Aviation Company, 145th Aviation Battalion
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 2

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wesley, IA
Last Address
Wesley, IA

Casualty Date
Nov 27, 1968
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
East Lawn Cemetery - Algona, Iowa
Wall/Plot Coordinates
38W 070

 Official Badges 

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
12th Aviation Group118th Aviation Company, 145th Aviation Battalion
  1968-1968, 062B, 12th Aviation Group
  1968-1968, 062B, 118th Aviation Company, 145th Aviation Battalion
 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)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
 Colleges Attended 
Westmar College, LeMars, IA
  1965-1966, Westmar College, LeMars, IA
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Warrant Officer (W-1) Nicholas Richard Alexander (ASN: W-3158732), United States Army, for gallantry in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with the 118th Assault Helicopter Company, 1st Aviation Brigade, in the Republic of Vietnam on 27 November 1968. Warrant Officer Alexander distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions while serving as aircraft commander and fire team leader of a UH-1C helicopter gunship. He responded to a plea from a hamlet which was under enemy attack. Warrant Officer Alexander made repeated gun runs on the enemy positions, despite a barrage of enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire. Friendly elements were inserted in a landing zone south of the hamlet and immediately received murderous enemy fire from the village. Warrant Officer Alexander courageously decided to go alone to the aid of the beleaguered infantrymen. As he placed his aircraft in a dive directed at the enemy positions, the aircraft began to receive intense enemy fire. His aircraft received several hits, one of which caused it to crash and burn amid the enemy positions. Warrant Officer Alexander's gallantry in action at the cost of his life was instrumental in saving the lives of many friendly soldiers. His actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Aviation Brigade, General Orders No. 8403 


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