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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 12/15/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Sergeant John David Nix, Served with the 35th Security Police Squadron, 35th Combat Support Group, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force.
  • I still remember you brother, just like yesterday RIP

    Posted on 11/6/17 - by
    A real team member friend & "Homie"

    CMSgt Truman M. "Sonny" Sunderland
    Former SSgt 35th SPS Supply Phan Rang AB VN
  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 12/1/16 - by
    SGT John D. Nix was security policeman serving with 35th Security Police Squadron, 35th Combat Support Group, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force, at Phan Rang Air Base, Ninh Thuan Province, RVN. SGT Nix died on April 25, 1970, from injuries he received in a vehicle rollover accident. The following is a personal account of the incident by Richard Palmer: It was a jeep roll over due to an object in the road. The jeeps were top heavy with ammo for the mini-guns, and when the jeep swerved (to avoid what was in the road), it rolled over and he was ejected onto the pavement. I was with him right after and held him in my arms and covered his head wound with my t-shirt until help arrived and took him to the hospital. He received a traumatic head injury, a skull fracture where a piece of his skull was torn from his head. We were not responding to an alert as I remember, but posting troops for the night shift at Phan Rang Air Base. He was triaged and transported. He survived the rollover and was visited by several of my Heavy Weapons buddies and they relayed that he was doing well, conscious, and alert. I shipped stateside within a few days and heard later that he had died from an infection of the brain. The mortar crews fired a tribute of illumination rounds in his honor the night of the bad news. [Taken from and information provided by Richard Palmer (November 2016)]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/6/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT John David Nix, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/29/11 - by Robert Sage
    John is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County,KY.
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