Alfred G. Nichols III

LTC Alfred G. Nichols III (Ret.), passed away peacefully at Hildebrand Care Center in Canon City 14 Feb 16. Born in Greenwood, Florida, on 8 Dec 37, to Virginia N. Nichols and Alfred G. Nichols, Jr., he held degrees from the University of South Florida and the University of Colorado. He began his 23-year Army career in the 82nd Airborne. He followed that with two tours in Vietnam as a Special Forces (Green Beret) A-Team Commander and a medevac helicopter pilot, where he carried over 2,000 wounded. He was awarded the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star for Valor, Army Commendation for Valor, three Air Medals for Valor, and the Purple Heart, among many other medals. After moving to Colorado, he commanded a helicopter rescue unit (MAST) at Fort Carson, taught JROTC at Canon City High School, was an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at Pueblo Community College, and served on the Canon City Police Reserve.

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