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army officer

Richard Ulysses Nicholas, American army officer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (United States); Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with palm (France); Order of Wars for Fatherland, class 1 (The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Member Society American Military Engineers.


Nicholas, Richard Ulysses was born on November 16, 1890 in York, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Byrd Calvin and Annie Susan (Heiland) Nicholas.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1913. Graduate Engineer School, 1916, Command and General staff schedul, 1936, Army War College, 1940.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1913, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, 1945. Platoon commander 1st Engineer Regiment, 1913-1914, 16-17. Served with 2d, 26th and 214th Engineer regts. and as instructor O.T.C., 1917-1919.

District engineer Chicago United States Engineer District, 1940. Engineer IX Corps, 1940-1941. Engineer, 4th Army, 1941-1943, 9th Army, since 1943.


Member Society American Military Engineers.


Married Ethel R. Ballinger 1945.

Byrd Calvin Nicholas

Annie Susan (Heiland) Nicholas

Ethel R. Ballinger 1945.