John Thomas NelsonElectricians Mate 2nd Class
HARBOR CLEARANCE UNIT 1, USNAVFORV
United States Navy
30 January 1942 - 27 October 1967
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The database page for John Thomas Nelson
God bless him for the service to his country.
14 Apr 2007
God bless him for his service and ultimate sacrifice to his country and God bless his family.
From a friend and shipmate,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe official history for HCU-1 contains the following entry:
The first killed-in-action casualty for HCU ONE occurred on 27 October in the vicinity of Tan An, RVN, when EM2(DV) J. T. NELSON, USN, 528 85 09, MMC(DV) L. J. TRUJILLO, USN, 489 81 69, and SFP2(DV) J. T. LINSCOTT, USN, 685 47 16, were hit by hostile fire while searching for the body of a U.S. Army officer. Petty Officer NELSON's wounds were instantly fatal. Petty Officers TRUJILLO and LINSCOTT although seriously wounded, survived and are recovering during prolonged hospitalization in the United States.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 07 Aug 2005
Last updated 08/10/2009