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The Vietnam War hero and Medal of Honor recipient signs his name on this First Day Cover honoring Abraham Lincoln
First Day Cover signed: "Nick Bacon", 6½x3¾. First Day Cover for "4ยข Regular Postage/Series of 1954", 4-cent Abraham Lincoln stamp affixed, postmarked New York, N.Y., November 19, 1954, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Nick D. Bacon (1945-2010), of Company B, 4th Battalion, 21st Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade, American Division, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his gallant service during the Vietnam War. On August 26, 1968, while squad leader of the 1st Platoon, Company B, he and his men came under fire west of Tam Ky, Vietnam. Bacon single-handedly killed the enemy gun crew and later killed four more enemy soldiers and silenced an anti-tank weapon. In 2001, the 21-year armed services veteran severely condemned the terrorists behind the September 11, 2001 attacks. Lightly rippled. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso. Fine condition.

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Born: November 25, 1945 in Caraway, Arkansas
Died: July 17, 2010 in Rose Bud, Arkansas

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