A Memorial Room at an American Legion Post in Little Rock now honors Nick Bacon.
He was Arkansas' last living recipient of the Medal of Honor
Bacon died two years ago after battling cancer.
Mr. Bacon was appointed Director of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs in April of 1993 by then Governor Jim Guy Tucker, and re-appointed to that position by Governor Mike Huckabee, where he served until February of 2005.
He was also instrumental in the development of the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery as well as the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery Beautification Foundation, and also helped to form the Arkansas Veterans' Coalition.
Nick served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1984 and was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Richard M. Nixon in 1969 for his heroic efforts in the Republic of Vietnam.
Nick also received the Distinguished Service Cross, Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, and a Purple Heart.