Nicholson Commemorations Scheduled for Ludwigslust and Arlington

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Two commemorative events will be held this March to mark the death and service of then Maj Arthur Nicholson  (USMLM 1982-1985).  A ceremony at Nick’s Arlington Cemetery grave site (section 7-A) will be held at 1100, Tuesday, March 24th.  A separate ceremony will take place near the German town of Ludwigslust on March 22nd.


Wreath Laying NIcholson 25Mar2014SFC (ret) Tom Favia (USMLM 1989 to 1991) has organized the Ludwigslust commemoration with help from COL (ret) Lawrence Kelley (USMLM 1983-1986) and in coordination with senior representatives of the BRIXMIS and FMLM Associations and local German military units. Attendees should gather at Ludwigslust Town Hall at 1200, Sunday, March 22nd, to take a bus to the memorial site.  If you have questions, Tom Favia is available at, cell number +49 176 30767073.

The Arlington Cemetery commemoration is organized by MSGT (ret) Angel Gonzalez (USMLM 85-90) and COL (ret) Jim Leahy (USMLM 85-88).   As in past years, attendees meet at the grave for the commemoration and then adjourn to a nearby location for lunch.  Mrs. Karen NIcholson plans to be in attendance with daughter Jennie.  Please let Angel and Jim know if you will attend either the memorial and/or the lunch. For further details contact Angel Gonzalez at or 703-927-7073.

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