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First Name: Henry

Last Name: Nickerson

Birthplace: Edgewood, WV, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)

Rating: Boatswain's Mate Petty Officer 1st Class

Home of Record: WV
Middle Name: Nehemiah

Date of Birth: 02 December 1888

Date of Death: 02 May 1979

Rank or Rate: Petty Officer First Class

Years Served: 1907 - 1915
Henry Nehemiah Nickerson

•  Occupation of Veracruz (1914)


Henry Nehemiah Nickerson

Boatswain's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Occupation of Veracruz

Boatswain's Mate First Class Henry Nehemiah Nickerson (2 December 1888 - 2 May 1979) was a U.S. Navy sailor who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Occupation of Veracruz.

Henry Nehemiah Nickerson was born on 2 December 1888 in Edgewood, WV.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy, USS Utah

Place and date: Veracruz, Mexico, 21 April 1914

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Utah, Nickerson showed extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 April 1914.

Death and Burial

Boatswain's Mate First Class Henry Nehemiah Nickerson died on 2 May 1979. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling, WV, in Section G, Lot 179.

Honoree ID: 2018   Created by: MHOH




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