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Friday, April 12, 2013

The Civilian Conservation Corps in New Hampshire (Part 2)

2nd Lt. Nolan George Hikel, Far Left; Others Unidentified
(Digital Images. Photographs Privately Held By Cynthia Shenette; Text Copyright (c) 2013 Cynthia Shenette) This is the second entry in my series of posts on my dad's Civilian Conservation Corps photo album.  I am disappointed to say that none of the men in my dad's photographs are identified on either the photos or the album.  The only clue I have as to any one's identity, other than my dad of course, is the officer who signed my dad's Certificate of Discharge which I have in my collection.  I noticed the discharge was signed "N.G. Hikel, 2nd Lt. Inf-Res." so I decided to do a quick look up to see if I could find a little information on N.G. Hikel.

When I searched N.G. Hikel on Ancestry.com I discovered that according to U.S. Veteran's Gravesites, ca 1775-2006, Nolan G. Hikel was a colonel in the United States Army, that he served in World War II and in Korea, and that he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.  You can see a photo of his grave, thanks to a Find A Grave photographer, here. I also found his photo in University of New Hampshire yearbook photos which are also available on Ancestry.  The image of the man in the yearbook photos confirms that the young officer on the far left in the photo above is Nolan George Hikel.  He is also the officer on the far right in the photograph below.

I'm glad to have discovered the identity of at least one man in my father's CCC photos! If you are related to Nolan George Hikel and can tell me about his experience with Company 1181 of the CCCs in Campton and Thornton, NH I'd love to hear from you!

2nd Lt. Nolan George Hikel, Far Right; Others Unidentified









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Letters and Photos and Stuff, Oh My!: Sorting Through a Loved One's Estate (Part 1)
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2 comments:

Cheryl Cayemberg said...

Congrats, Cynthia! Time to update the Family Tree blogger logo to 2013! Great job!

Cynthia Shenette said...

Thanks, Cherie! Wow! I couldn't be more gobsmacked! I didn't know I was on the list! Thanks for letting me know!