Douglas Ellsworth NicholsFirst Lieutenant
3RD PLT, L CO, 3RD BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
19 April 1942 - 27 February 1967
San Pedro, California
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The database page for Douglas Ellsworth Nichols
Forty years ago, the end of this year, 2005, I met Doug. He had just completed Basic. If a person is fortunate, forty years is half a lifetime. In all those years, I have found no one to compare with him.
What would Doug have done with his life? I know it would have been well spent ... hard work and fun, friends and family. Douglas would have made a difference. I could only hope that had he come home, I would have been some part of that life.
He will always be missed, never, never, ever forgotten. It has been such a long time.
Marilyn Graham Lawson
In the photo above, Doug is wearing the uniform of a Navy Midshipman.
A Note from The Virtual WallA bitterly fought battle at the end of February 1967, which took place about 5 kilometers northwest of Cam Lo, cost the lives of 28 Marines and sailors:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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