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Louis Vincent Nucci, Sr., passed away October 9, 2007, at the age of 85 at the Lawton-Fort Sill Veterans Center, where he resided for a short time.
Louis was torn in Troy New York on May30, 1922, to Felice and Carmela (Ferraro) Nucci. He was raised in Watervilet, New York where he graduated grammar school from the St. Brigid's Acadeny. His military experience began when he graduated from high school from Christian Brothers Military Academy in Albany, New York.
A veteran of World War II, Louis served in the U.S. Army and underwent basic training at Muskogee, his first visit to Oklahoma in 1942. He was with the 3rd platoon, Company L 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Blue Devil Infantry Division. He campaigned in Italy, Germany, Belgium, France and Africa. His World War II service included 11 months at Stalag 7A in Mooseberry Germany, and Stalag 3A in Lukenwalde, Germany being wounded in Rome May 1944. He was released in April of 1945. He returned to New York and was a civilian for 5 years before rejoining the Air Force.
After enlisting in the Air Force, he met the love of his life, Anna Laura (Hayes) Nucci, his wife of 52 years, who preceded him in death on February 10, 192003. They were married November 4, 1951 in Altus at the Hudson and Elm Church of Christ. They truly loved the five children , 12 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren that came from this union.
while in the Air Force, he served in Germany, Greenland and various bases in the United States. His military career spanned the 40's, 50's and 60's. He received the following honors and awards: Bronze Star Medal, Prisoner of War Medal, Combat Infantryman bade, Expert Infantryman Badge, The Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, 6 good Conduct Medals, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Army of Occupation Medal World War II Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Army co9mmendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar, 3 National
Defense Ribbons for serving during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He retired from the Air Force June 30, 1968 in Altus. He continued to serve his country as a Civil Servant at Altus Air Force Base, retiring in 1984.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and 4 brothers: anthony Nucci, Joseph Nucci, John Nucci and James Delfino, and 3 sisters, Mary Parisi, nina Schilling and Marininna Delfino.
He is survived by by his children, Anita Louise Marshall and husband Rick of Altus, Louis Vincent Nucci Sr. of Shannon, NC, Viza Kathleen Haley and husband Will of Carter, OK, Robert Nucci and wife Tammy of Choctwe, OK, Laura Janette Warren and husband Bob of Altus; 12 grandchildren, Melissa Gray and Husband Heath of Rocky, OK, Amy Nucci of Altus, Billy Haley of Vici, OK, Philip and Andrew Marshall, Altus,Brodee and Bryan Nucci of Choctaw, Ok. Carmella and Rachelle Nucci of Shannon, NC, Ryan, Jake and Laurel Warren of Altus; 4 great-grandchildren, Cody, Eric, Skylin and Gabriella Gray of Rocky, OK. He is aslo survived by 2 brothers, Patrick Nucci and Richard Nucci and 2 sisters, Marion Gerace and Theresa Ferro, all of New York. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was a member of the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ. He loved his country very much.
services are scheduled for Friday, October 12th at 2:00 pm, at the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ with Tom Bailey officiating. interment will follow in the Altus City Cemetery with full military honors. Lowell-Tims Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive guests from 6:30 until 8:00 Thursday evening at
Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
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Elm and Hudson Church of Christ
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