Grave markers for Nick E.
Hanian and spouse in Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines (Polk county), Iowa.
Nick enlisted in the Army
at Des Moines, IA on 1 January, 1941.
Pvt Hanian was transferred
to Hq Hq 508th PIR from Hq Field Force Replacement Depot #8 on 31 March
He was promoted to Pfc on
19 February 1945.
His military decorations
include the Bronze Star Arrowhead device awarded for participation in
Normandy assault. This was apparently earned while in a previous
unit but awarded after a records review by the 508th.