Bio: Nicholas, AF Capt. Mansel E. (Military - 1967)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Nicholas, Korth, Smith
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/19/1967
Nicholas, Air Force Capt. Mansel E. (Military -1967)
Air Force Capt. Mansel E. Nicholas, son in law of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Korth of Neillsville, has been decorated with his second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) at Naha AB, Okinawa. Capt. Nicholas received the medal for heroism as a rescue crew commander on an HU-1 Albatross. Despite fire from enemy forces, he rescued an injured American pilot. The captain is now assigned at Naha as a member of the aerospace rescue and recovery service, which flies combat and peacetime air rescue and aero-medical evacuation missions. He received his commission in 1953, through the aviation cadet program. A 1950 graduate of Coldwater (Kans.) High School, Capt. Nicholas attended Fort Hays State College, Hays, Kans., and Arizona State University. His wife is the former Marilyn Korth. Col. Donald T. Smith, commander of Pacific aerospace rescue and recovery center, made the presentation. (I did not have the photo to place it here.)
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