NICHOLAS R ALEXANDER
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HONORED ON PANEL 38W, LINE 70 OF THE WALL

NICHOLAS RICHAR ALEXANDER

WALL NAME

NICHOLAS R ALEXANDER

PANEL / LINE

38W/70

DATE OF BIRTH

01/24/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/27/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WESLEY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kossuth County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CWO

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR NICHOLAS RICHAR ALEXANDER
POSTED ON 3.29.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

As long as you are remembered you will never die...
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POSTED ON 1.24.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Chief Warrant Officer Nicholas Richard Alexander, Served with the 118th Assault Helicopter Company, 145th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 8.18.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER ALEXANDER,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A HELICOPTER PILOT - UTILITY AND LIGHT CARGO SINGLE ROTOR.
REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 11.27.2014
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

Nicholas Richard Alexander
Date of birth: January 24, 1947
Date of death: November 27, 1968
Home of record: Wesley Iowa
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

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 (December 22, 1968)

Action Date: November 27, 1968

Service: Army

Rank: Warrant Officer

Company: 118th Assault Helicopter Company

Regiment: 1st Aviation Brigade
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POSTED ON 11.4.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CWO Nicholas Richar Alexander, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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