Pvt. Lewis Taylor Nix Jr.
2 April 1918 - Locust Hill, Kentucky
Parents: Lewis T. Nix Sr. & Mattie L. Tabor-Nix
Siblings: 3 sisters
Nickname: "L. T."
Hometown: Locust Hill, Breckinridge County
Education: grammar school
Occupation: worked on family farm
- U. S. Army
- 21 January 1941 - Louisville, Kentucky
- Fort Knox, Kentucky
- qualified as tank gunner
- Camp Polk, Louisiana
- 192nd Tank Battalion
*D Company - Attached to 194th Tank Battalion
- Philippine Islands
- Battle of Luzon
- fierce battle near the Pampanga River - 2 January 1942
Killed in Action:
- 2 January 1942 - Friendly Fire - Guagua, Philippine Islands
- L. T. left his tank and was standing outside of it when a crew member of Lt. Col. Ernest Miller's tank slipped,
grabbed the tank's machine gun and accidentally fired the gun. Bullets from the gun hit L. T. in the chest.
L. T. died on way to the hospital.
- Miller was the commanding officer of the 194th Tank Battalion.
- Ralph Stine stated he attempted to treat Nix's wounds, but the wounds were too bad