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 "4¢ 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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