Verona Residence: 76 Claremont Avenue
Gets Purple Heart For Union City Man
A Purple Heart awarded Pfc. Peter Nicoulin, 32, was received yesterday by his wife, the former Miss Jean L’Amoureux of 76 Claremont Avenue, Verona. Nicoulin, a native of Union City, was wounded in January fighting in Italy with the Infantry. He had returned to active duty but in a recent letter stated he was back in the hospital for a “rest.”
Nicoulin’s letters give no details of his injury or the action he has seen. In the Army since May, 1942, he went overseas in March of last year. He is the father of a 7-month-old son Peter, whom he has never seen. The couple were married three years ago and had lived in Union City before he went into the service.
Newark Evening News
Tuesday, April 4, 1944
Verona Wife Told Husband Was Killed
Mrs. Jean L’Amoureux Nicoulin of 76 Claremont Avenue, Verona,
has been notified by the War Department her husband, Pfc. Peter
Nicoulin has been killed in action in Italy.
Pfc. Nicoulin was wounded in January and had returned to duty. He
had sent his Purple Heart award home.
Before entering the Army in May, 1942, Pfc. Nicoulin had been
engaged in the butcher business in Union City, where he was born
32 years ago. He was a graduate of the high school there and was a
Besides his wife, Pfc. Nicoulin leaves an 11-month-old son Peter,
whom he never had seen; his mother, Mrs. Otti Nicoulin; a brother
Frank and a sister, Miss Elizabeth Nicoulin, all of Union City.
Newark Evening News
June 24, 1944
BRANCH OF SERVICE
Jersey City, NJ
Miss Elizabeth B. Nicoulin
ACTIVITY DURING WWII
SERVED IN THE 5TH ARMY,
141TH INFANTRY REGIMENT,
36TH DIVISION, TEXAS.
SERVED IN AFRICA AND SICILY.
HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN
ROME, ITALY ON JUNE 4, 1944.
INTERMENT IN SICILY,
MEMORIAL NETTUNO, ITALY.
Courtesy of the WWII Memorial
Peter F. Nicoulin
Entered the Service From: New Jersey
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Service: U.S. Army, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th
Died: Sunday, June 04, 1944
Buried at: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Location: Nettuno, Italy
Plot: I Row: 6 Grave: 70
Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster