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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