|courtesy of Martha Ladd|
Henry was drafted in August 1941. It is unknown where or with what unit(s) he served before being transferred from the replacement depot to E Company 116th Infantry on 22 Jun 1944. PFC Nichols was killed in action on 12 Jul 1944.
PFC Nichols was repatriated and re-interred in the Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Henry had 3 brothers who also served. T5 Harrison Franklin Nichols served in A Company 847th Engineer Battalion; James Robert Nichols served as a PVT in the U.S. Army; Willard Lester Nichols served as a T5 in the U.S. Army.