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In Memory of
Henry J. Nilan Jr.

SGM (Ret.) Hank Nilan passed away age age 86 on November 30, 2021. He was a member of Chapter 54 of the Special Forces Association. Hank was a long-time member of the 11th Special Forces Group based in Massachusetts at Fort Devens.

Hank Nilan, retired Green Beret

His obituary states that:

 "Henry was a larger than life personality who spoke his mind with ease and readily stood his ground. Firm yet fair. Love of family first and foremost, God and country."

Hank was the long-time Team Sergeant of SFODA-114, 11th Special Forces Group during the 1970s and later the Company A, 1st Battalion, 11th Special Forces Group Sergeant Major. Hank was the Chapter 54 Member of the Year in 2017.


SFODA 114 1977 AT Utah Endex
Team Sergeant Hank Nilan - second from left, front row.
Front Row: John Caroll, Hank Nilan, Phil Flagg, John Ridolfo, Gordy Wright, Joe Cognato
2nd Row: Steve Kalvelage, Bob Donoghue, XO (?), Pete Camp,
(?) Ouimette, Rowland Cooper, Jack Dunn

 


Visitation
Sunday, December 5, 2021
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home
1803 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132

Funeral
Monday, December 6, 2021

Interment St. Joseph Cemetery

Obituary

 

 


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Memorial Chapter

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in Massachusetts
and Beyond

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