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SCOTT THOMAS NELSON


is honored on Panel 20W, Line 103 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 7/31/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Warrant Officer Scott Thomas Nelson, Served with the 120th Aviation Company, 165th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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  • Rest in Peace and Honor

    Posted on 7/21/16 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota
    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Scott.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/14/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear WO Scott Thomas Nelson, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/18/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Scott is buried at Mountain View Memorial Park, Boulder,CO. BSM AM-OLC
  • Accident Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15631

    Posted on 12/6/10 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    THE CREW OF U.S. ARMY HELICOPTER UH-1H TAIL NUMBER 68-15631(CW2 ROBERT B. HOWARD, WO1 SCOTT T. NELSON, SP4 ROY L. FELTY, AND SP4 MICHAEL W. NORTH WHICH INCLUDED PASSENGER SSG ARTHUR GRASSER) WAS ASSIGNED A MISSION, BEGINNING AT 1345 HOURS, AS CHASE SHIP FOR TWO UH-1 AIRCRAFT TRANSPORTING VIP'S FROM MILITARY ASSISTANCE COMMAND, VIETNAM. UPON THE DEPARTURE OF THE ACCIDENT AIRCRAFT FROM HOTEL 3 TO RAZORBACK HELIPAD TO JOIN THE TWO TIP AIRCRAFT, NO PASSENGERS WERE OBSERVED TO BE ABOARD. HOWEVER; A CREW-MEMBER OF ONE OF THE AIRCRAFT TRANSPORTING VIP'S INFORMED TEE BOARD THERE WAS AN INDIVIDUAL, ATTIRED IN AN AIR FORCE FLIGHT SUIT, ABOARD THE ACCIDENT AIRCRAFT WHILE ON THE GROUND AT RAZORBACK HELIPAD. ALL AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE HELIPAD AT 1400 HOURS AND ONCE AGAIN, A PASSENGER WAS NOT OBSERVED OR MANIFESTED ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT. THE FIRST LANDING, 1410 HOURS, WAS MADE BY THE TWO AIRCRAFT TRANSPORTING VIP'S AT THE THU DUC CORPS TRAINING CENTER WITH INSTRUCTIONS THAT THE CHASE SHIP WAS NOT TO LAND. WHILE WAITING FOR THE MISSION TO CONTINUE, THE CHASE SHIP REMAINED IN THE VICINITY OF THE TRAINING CENTER. AT ONE POINT, 8.6 MILES SOUTH THE TRAINING CENTER, THE HELICOPTER WAS OBSERVED FLYING IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION DOWN THE SAIGON RIVER, APPROXIMATELY 200 FEET AGL. WITNESSES STATED THE HELICOPTER WAS OBSERVED FLYING DOWN THE RIVER IN LEVEL FLIGHT AND JUST PRIOR TO STRIKING THE WIRES THAT CROSS THE RIVER, THE AIRCRAFT MADE AN ABRUPT NOSE HIGH CHANGE IN ATTITUDE. AFTER STRIKING THE WIRE, THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN FALLING APART AND THE FUSELAGE INVERTED AND FELL INTO THE RIVER 250 YARDS DOWNSTREAM. THE LEADING EDGE OF THE MAIN ROTOR BLADE (WHITE) WAS SEVERED AND THROWN THROUGH THE AIR AND EVENTUALLY STRUCK A LIFE BOAT ABOARD S.S. JAPAN BEAR, 175 YARDS DOWNSTREAM. PORTIONS OF THE MAIN ROTOR BLADE, UHF ANTENNA AND OTHER ARTICLES ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT (3 HELMETS, MAP CASE AND HELMET BAG) FLOATED ON THE SURFACE OF THE WATER AND WERE RECOVERED. THE FUSELAGE SANK IN 60 FEET OF WATER. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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