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MANSFIELD -- An American flag will be raised July 18 at 6 p.m. in front of the Richland County Courthouse to honor deceased Richland County U.S. Navy veteran Nick Angle.

The flag raising was announced Monday by the Richland County Joint Veterans Council.

Angle was born Dec. 4, 1927, in Mansfield, the son of Andrew and Mary (Hartzigan) Angle. Nick graduated from Mansfield Senior High School and North Central Technical College.

 Angle was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy Seabees, serving from Jan. 10, 1945 to May 3, 1946, receiving the rank of Painter Third Class. He served in the 35th Special Naval Construction Battalion and the 20th USN Construction Regiment. He received the U.S. Victory Ribbon, American Campaign Ribbon and the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon.

After his military service, Angle worked at Mansfield Tire and Rubber Company. He also served as the executive director and president of the Richland County Veterans Service Commission for 19 years; board member for 32 years; service officer for over 7 years; past president of Ohio State Association of Veterans Service Commissioners; past president of the Ohio State Association of Veterans Service Officers.

Angle was a life member of VFW, DAV, AMVETS and the American Legion. He was a 60-year member of Venus Lodge #152 F&AM, Mansfield Chapter #28 Royal Arch Masons, Mansfield Council #94 Royal and Select Masons, Mansfield Commandery #21 Knights Templar, 33rd Degree Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus & Grand Council of Alaska near the Grand Council in Ohio.

Angle died Aug. 30, 2018, at the age of 90 and is buried in Mansfield Cemetery.

Angle is survived by his sons Kevin (Michelle) Angle and Christian (Jennifer) Angle; grandchildren, Andrew Angle, Brittany (Michael) Crider, Nick (Anna) Angle, Alisha Angle, Alexander Angle and Noah Angle; and great grandchildren, Aiden and Jacob Crider.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Elinor Marie “Flip” (Brinning) Angle, who died Nov. 2015; a son, David Angle, a daughter-in-law, Kelly Kahl Angle; and three brothers, John, George and Eli Angle.

The honored Veteran’s Flag will be flown for 21 days at the Richland County Administration Building, after which the veteran’s name will be engraved on a brass name plate and added to a plaque listing those veterans honored in the same manner already displayed on the wall in the foyer of the Richland County Administration Building.

The Joint Veterans Council of Richland County operates the flag program.

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