For sale: WW2 era US Purple Heart – Named to Conover B. Nichols – American Indian Interest
Providence: My father was given this by the family back in the 1960’s.
Asking: 395 USD, including shipping within USA. Shipping outside USA according to location. Payment by Paypal.
Conover Basett Nichols was born on Jul 31, 1922 at Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. He was a Sergeant in the US Army, Infantry; Detained by Japan at Osaka Main Camp between May 7, 1942 and Oct 25, 1945. He began military service on Mar 4, 1946 at Fort Sheridan, Lake County, Illinois; enlisted as a staff Sergeant;4 years of high school; Married. He re-enlisted on Mar 10, 1949.
He was the son of Howard Garner Nichols and Phoebe Van Dyke Jewell. Conover married Louise Bandish. Conover married Genevieve Winonma Pritchard. Conover Basett Nichols died on Aug 12, 1957 at San Francisco County, California, at age 35. Conover was buried on Aug 16, 1957 at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California.
Phoebe Van Dyke Jewell married Angus F. Lookaround (a Menominee Indian) in 1934, and subsequently devoted her literary talents to publicizing her husband’s life and work and the history of the Menominee Indians.
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