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   Franklin Nicholson
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War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army
Unit: 96th Infantry Division
Service Location: Pacific Theater; Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands)
Rank: Major
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Moving on to Okinawa; invading in their "Easter bonnets;" wounded on June 20, two days before the island was secured. (00:59) Incident on Okinawa where his men were being shelled by their own artillery; threatening to turn around and attack the artillery positions. (01:24) Describing the day he was wounded; trying not choke on his own blood from his mouth wound; during training, had had a wisdom tooth removed by the same surgeon who treated who treated his mouth wound from combat. (04:56)
A chaplain in the aid station discovering a wound that had not been noticed: a hole in his back; on the ship back to the states, an encounter with a maggot. (02:17)  
  
 Official Documents (2 items)
Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the 96th Infantry Division Announcement of Nicholson's promotion to Major and discharge from the Armed Services 
  
 Personal Correspondence (3 items)
Telegram informing parents of Nicholson's wounding on Okinawa [7/27/1945] Vmail to Mom and Dad [undated] Letter to Mom and Dad [7/19/1945]
  
 Other Materials (3 items)
Map showing where Nicholson was wounded on Okinawa on June 20, 1945 Memoir of her grandfather, Franklin Nicholson, by Lynette Jackson Photograph of Nicholson and a collage of newsclippings detailing his service
  
 

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