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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1941

Vol. IX
p1112
12317

(Born Ga)

Alexander Ramsey Nininger, Jr.

(Ap'd Fla)

78

(Born Ga 30 Oct 18)

Military History. — Cadet U. S. M. A., July 1, 1937 to Jun. 11, 1941, appointed

Second Lieut., Inf.

Ft Benning Ga, Stu TIS, Jul‑Oct 41; Ft William McKinley PI, Co A 57 Inf (PS), Nov 41‑

(1 Lt AUS 19 Dec 41)

12 Jan 42.

KIA — Bataan, 12 Jan 42: Aged 23.a

Medal of Honor

(3PH)

Buried, St. Dominic Parish Church Cemetery, Abucay, Philippines.b


Thayer's Notes:

a See any of his pages at Find-a‑Grave for details on the fight that cost Lt. Nininger his life, and for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

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b Find-a‑Grave lists three contending gravesites, two of which are marked there as cenotaphs, and the one I link to above as "Former burial location". Notwithstanding, it appears that Lt. Nininger's remains still do lie in Abucay, where a recent visitor was guided by the parish priest to a group of four unmarked graves and told that one of them may be the officer's. If you have better or more recent information, please do let me know.


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