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Col. John C. Nickerson, Jr. Papers

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Col. John C. Nickerson, Jr. Papers

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  • spc_nick_000558_000558.pdf

    This handwritten letter to Drew Pearson from Robert K. Bell details Colonel Nickerson's dealings with Pearson and the "Considerations on the Wilson Memorandum" that contained classified information.
  • spc_nick_000557_000557.pdf

    In this letter, Weaver writes to Lucas about concerns regarding Major Jeneral John B. Medaris. Weaver states that "according to my friends´┐ŻMedaris was a selfish, overly ambitious and ruthless man who would stop at nothing to promote his own interests."
  • spc_nick_000315_000315.pdf

    This is an extract from Special Orders Number 135 regarding Colonel John C. Nickerson, Jr.
  • spc_nick_000650_000654.pdf

    Several letters between Bell and Jenkins detail various things from their daily lives, humorous exchanges, the upcoming Tennessee-Georgia Tech football game they are gathering for, and a potential new case Jenkins has regarding workplace injuries and Bell's advice regarding the matter. Bell also includes a few updates on articles that have been published on the vindication of Colonel John Nickerson.
  • spc_nick_000649_000649.pdf

    Jenkins writes to the Browns to inform them that Robert K. Bell and his wife will be in Knoxville for the Tennessee-Georgia Tech football game and states that they must come meet the Bells. Jenkins includes two paragraphs from a previous letter from Bell to demonstrate his personality.
  • spc_nick_000647_000648.pdf

    Jenkins writes to invite Zimmer to the Tennessee-Georgia Tech game in Knoxville along with Robert K. Bell and his wife.
  • spc_nick_000642_000646.pdf

    Richardson writes to the Chief of Manpower prior to Nickerson's letter to the Chief of Manpower of July 25. Richardson states that the orders that Nickerson is not to use duty time to modify the sentence imposed upon him or for appeal is inappropriate and "perhaps illegal". He also states that Nickerson's assignment to the ABMA is unfair and, like Nickerson, requests that he be re-assigned to Redstone Arsenal "until all legal proceedings in this case are complete."
  • spc_nick_000640_000641.pdf

    Bell writes to the Nickersons who now live in Panama on a two-year assignment. Bell updates Nickerson on events that happened since the last time he wrote. He details the outrage directed towards Charles Wilson, the Secretary of Defense. He states that he is saving "pertinent clippings from several newspapers" to send to Nickerson to help provide background to the latest events. Bell writes of many people who are advocating for Nickerson's return and vindication.
  • spc_nick_000638_00639.pdf

    Nickerson writes to the Chief of Manpower requesting a re-assignment on a temporary basis following his recent trial by court-martial at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. Nickerson reported back to duty on July 11, 1957 and writes that his newly assigned duties are "of relatively no importance to the Army of to ABMA." Nickerson requests a new assignment that allows him back at Redstone Arsenal.
  • spc_nick_000637_000637.pdf

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