30 years ago after Cold War killing in communist East Germany, US officer Nicholson remembered

March 24, 2015 7:32 AM

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30 years ago after Cold War killing in communist East Germany, US officer Nicholson remembered

FILE - In this March 24, 1985 file photo honor guards of US Army carry the casket with the body of Major Arthur D. Nicholson to a hearse at Frankfurt's, Germany, Rhine-Main airbase, where Nicholson's body arrived from West Berlin aboard US Army C-12 plane. A Soviet sentry had shot and killed unarmed U.S. Maj. Arthur Nicholson, letting him bleed out where he fell next on the tank firing range he had been reconnoitering when he was on a patrol into communist East Germany as allowed by postwar agreements. (AP Photo/file) (The Associated Press)

FILE - The March 29, 1985 file photo shows Karyn Nicholson looking down to her 8-year-old daughter Jenny when walking on tarmac to board US Air Force jet bearing the body of US Maj. Arthur D. Nicholson Jr. before it left for the United States at Frankfurt's, West Germany, Rhein-Main airport. A Sovie...

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