|Rank||Private First Class U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||February 7 1951|
Army of Occupation Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Private First Class Nears was awarded the European Army of Occupation \r\nMedal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Private First Class Nears was a member of the 6th Armored Cavalry, 7th U.S. Army, serving in Europe. He received a serious injury at his duty station and was given a medical Discharge in January 1951. He died of those injuries on February 7, 1951 at the Veterans Hospital in Albany, New York.