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Robert L. Nichols

Date of birth: February 9, 1922
Place of Birth: Rhode Island, Providence

Robert Nichols enlisted in the Marine Corps as a private in 1939, and was later commissioned a second lieutenant in November 1944. He retired as a United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Navy Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant General Robert L. Nichols, United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States.

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lieutenant General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Nichols, United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Division Deputy G-3, Chief of Staff, TASK FORCE YANKEE; and as Commanding Officer, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division in the Republic of Vietnam in 1966.

Action Date: 1966

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel