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--- General / Personal ---

Last name: NELSON
Home of Record (official): YAZOO CITY
State (official): MS
Date of Birth: Monday, March 28, 1949
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 426985240
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11D20
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
B Troop 1st Squadron

--- Action ---

KIA With A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry, 5th Infantry Division

Start of Tour: Saturday, August 15, 1970
Date of Casualty: Saturday, June 19, 1971
Age at time of loss: 22
Casualty type: (A2) Hostile, died of wounds
Reason: Other explosive device (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Quang Tri
The Wall: Panel 03W - Row 082