His military decorations include the Purple Heart*
and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for Avellino campaign and
Airborne operation 18 Suggest 1943 while a member of the 509th Prcht
[Delaware County Times, Chester, PA, December 2, 1944, page 1]
Millionth Meter Installed
George Rincliffe, left of Swarthmore, president of Philadelphia
Electric Co., shows the Nicholas Nagurne family, of 1180 Vincent st.,
Philadelphia, the gifts they receive by becoming the company's one
millionth customer. he complete electric kitchen and other
appliances are valued at more than $8,000, the company said.
Nagurne is a paratroop veteran of World War II. He holds
the Purple Heart, two presidential unit citations and seven battle
[Delaware County Times, Chester, PA, November 20, 1952, page 35]
Pennsylvania WWII Veteran Bonus Application submitted
by Nicholas Nagurne on 28 January 1950.
Nicholas enlisted in the Army at Ft George G.
Meade, MD on 4 February 1942.
On 3 February 1945 Pvt Nagurne was transferred
from the 509th PIR to Co I, 508th PIR. He was discharged on 3
September 1945 at the Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, PA.
[* reported as wounded in action in
the 2 December 1944 edition of the Delaware County Times, Chester,
PA, Dec 2, 1944. The incident occurred prior to his being
transferred to the 508th in February 1945]