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William H. Nicholson
Daily Courier 26 April 1945
William H. Nicholson, seaman second class, USNR, of Connellsville, is now stationed at the Atlantic fleet's amphibious training base at Little Creek, Virginia, taking the specialized invasion course for duty as gunner's mate aboard a new LSM.
LSMs are powerful, 208-foot tank carriers which can speed through the vast stretches of the Pacific and roll their war machines directly onto the enemy's shores. Nicholson and his mates will soon take over one of the new landing ships and sail to join the Pacific onslaught.
Nicholson entered the Nave in February, 1943, and went through recruit training at Sampson, N.Y. He has two brothers in the Army; John at a hospital in New York, and Charles, serving overseas.
The three men are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Nicholson of Springfield Pike, Connellsville, R.D.1