Frank Leroy Nickels, born 24 October 1924, died 23 September 1944
505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Headquarters 2
He was killed in action in Holland. He left April 19, 1943, for the Army and sailed overseas in May 1943. He was a paratrooper in 14 battles with the 82nd Airborne Division and was killed by small arms fire when several of his group were sent to a bridge across the Rhine River and were cut off by the Germans.
The dog tag was discovered by Felix de Klein with a metal detector in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, on a US fieldhospital from the 82e Airborne Division.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 24 October 1924
- Date of death: 23 September 1944
- County: Sullivan
- Hometown: Kingsport
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart, Bronze Star
- Burial/Memorial Location: Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport, Sullivan County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Top Panel
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