HUBERT C NICHOLS JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 10E, LINE 60 OF THE WALL

HUBERT CAMPBEL NICHOLS JR

WALL NAME

HUBERT C NICHOLS JR

PANEL / LINE

10E/60

DATE OF BIRTH

02/07/1929

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/01/1966

HOME OF RECORD

PENSACOLA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Escambia County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

COL

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HUBERT CAMPBEL NICHOLS JR
POSTED ON 5.16.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Silver Star citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow airman. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever….
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POSTED ON 2.1.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

COL HUbert Campbell Nichols Jr. is remembered at Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Section 1, and at Honolulu Memorial, Courts of the Missing, Court A.

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 1.24.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear COL Hubert Nichols, Thank you for your service as an Electronics Engineer. You are still MIA. Please come home. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It’s a New Year, but not necessarily better. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Be at peace.
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POSTED ON 9.1.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

CITATION:
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 Major Hubert Campbell Nichols, Jr. (AFSN: FR-44853), United States Air Force, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with the 602d Fighter Squadron, over North Vietnam, on 3 June 1966. On that date, Major Nichols led a flight of two A-1E Skyraiders assisting in the rescue of an F-105 pilot downed one mile offshore, within range of the gun positions defending Dong Hoi, North Vietnam. Arriving in the area, he located the pilot, and then attacked and dispersed several hostile boats attempting to capture the pilot. While the HU-16 landed for the recover, he disrupted a lethal anti-aircraft barrage directed at the rescue aircraft by making repeated rocket and 20-mm cannon passes against the guns, drawing their fire to himself. Because of his unbridled courage, the rescue was successfully completed. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Major Nichols has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/78578
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POSTED ON 9.1.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross (First Award)

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Hubert Campbell Nichols, Jr. (AFSN: FR-44853), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 7 April 1953 in aerial combat against the enemy in Korea. Lieutenant Nichols was briefed to lead the second flight in a group of eight aircraft assigned to the 474th Fighter Bomber Group, FIFTH Air Force. Due to a late start by the Group Leader, Lieutenant Nichols immediately took the lead. The target was rolling stock near Sonchon, Korea, deep in enemy territory and it was brought out in the briefing that attacks by the MiG 15 type enemy aircraft could be expected. Lieutenant Nichols led the group to the target area and attacked fifteen vehicles carrying enemy supplies and personnel. He positioned himself on the bomb run and released his bombs, cutting the road in front of the first vehicle, stopping the southerly flow of traffic. Quickly picking up his Wingman, he set up a strafing run on the trucks destroying one and damaging another. Compiled results of the attack were three road cuts, five vehicles destroyed and six vehicles damaged. As they were leaving the target area, enemy aircraft were reported near them but Lieutenant Nichols skillfully led his flight out of the danger area. Through his calm judgment, courage and leadership ability, Lieutenant Nichols has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/78578
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