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Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Colonel 1
Birth:
08 Aug 1929 1
Death:
27 Jan 1973 1
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Full Name:
William Benedict Nolde 1
Birth:
08 Aug 1929 1
Male 1
Death:
27 Jan 1973 1
Cause: Artillery, Rocket, Mortar 1
Age at Death: 43 1
Body Recovered: Recovered 1
Casualty Date: 27 Jan 1973 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 1
Residence:
Hometown: Menominee, MI 1
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Marital Status: Married 1
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Colonel 1
Company:
Adv Tm 47 1
Enlistment Type:
Regular 1
Grade:
+ O5 1
Major Command:
MACV 1
Service:
Army 1
Specialty:
Operations and Training Staff Officer (G3, S3)(ARMY) 1
Tour Start Date:
09 Jun 1972 1
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Roman Catholic 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 1
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Line: 112 1
Panel: 01W 1

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COL Nolde commanded the 5th Bn, 30th FA in Italy (1969-1971) and is a well remembered member of the "Hard Chargers" of the 30th Field Artillery Regiment. The "SPERRY" Missile Trophy was retired in his name in 1974, and is prominently displayed in the 30th FA Regimental Room, in Snow Hall, at Fort Sill, OK. His service with the 5th Bn, 30th FA has been recorded in "The History of the 30th FA Regiment 1918-1998". For more information about the "Hard Chargers" of the 30th FA Regiment contact MSG (R) Dan Gillotti, Historian, 30th FA Regiment, (daniel.gillotti@dfas.mil).

  Colonel Nolde enlisted in the Army in 1951 and served during the Korean War. He then attended OCS at Fort Sill. Among his many assignments, he was Assistant Professor of Military Science at Central Michigan University from 1962-1964 before his first tour of duty in Vietnam. He then returned to CMU as APMS for a second time, leaving that position in the fall of 1966. Colonel Nolde also served in Korea, Germany and the Far East. Prior to a third tour in Vietnam he had been stationed in Italy.

Colonel Nolde was inducted into the Field Artillery OCS Hall of Fame on 16 June 2006

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