Photo courtesy of the Cold War Museum
United States Army Major Art Nicholson was killed by a Soviet sentry on March 24, 1985.
Nicholson, who was at a Soviet training site in East Germany, was a part of a U.S. Military Liaison Mission that stemmed from a 1947 agreement between the United States and Soviet Union. The agreement sought to prevent officials from misinterpreting training exercises as attack plans.
This shooting caught the attention of people around the world and led to the establishment of a Crisis Action Team (CAT).
Dewey Browder (U.S. Army LTC, retired) will tell Nicholson’s story at 2 p.m. on October 9.
The Cold War Museum is organizing the online presentation, “The Last Casualty of the Cold War”.
Tickets cost $20, with the proceeds going to the museum. They are available for purchase on eventbrite.
Community members who can’t participate may buy a ticket and receive a link to the video by emailing Cold War Museum Executive Director Jason Hall at email@example.com.
Browder, who served as a CAT member, had various military roles. These included the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army’s Assistant Political Adviser and SETAF Adjutant General in Italy.
Following his role at SETAF, Browder became an Associate Professor of European History at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The veteran currently works for Austin Peay State University in Tennessee as a Professor Emeritus of History. He will be inducted into the Austin Peay State University’s Military Hall of Fame on November 4.
Browder earned his doctorate from Louisiana State University.
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