ROBERT C NELSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 23E, LINE 5 OF THE WALL

ROBERT CHARLES NELSON

WALL NAME

ROBERT C NELSON

PANEL / LINE

23E/5

DATE OF BIRTH

06/08/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/04/1967

HOME OF RECORD

MILFORD

COUNTY OF RECORD

New Haven County

STATE

CT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT CHARLES NELSON
POSTED ON 2.13.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers

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POSTED ON 8.13.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you LCPL Nelson

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Robert Charles Nelson, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you LCPL R.C. Nelson, for a job well done!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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POSTED ON 8.12.2003
POSTED BY: Richard Whitenight

Our paths took a similar journey, Robert....

Robert, I'm sure you can hear me up in heaven and although we never met, I proud you served your country and sorry you made the ultimate sacrifice. I was born June 10, 1948, in Milford, CT, and moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in November of 1948. I joined the service in September of 1967, and served in Vietnam from October of 1969 to October of 1970. I feel so fortunate to have served our country in Vietnam and returned home. Too many good men and women gave their life in Vietnam for this great country. God bless the United States of America and our men and women in uniform. Take care Robert, and drink a cold one for me.
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POSTED ON 1.12.1999
POSTED BY: Linda

My Long Lost King

Bob was a good man, I dated Bob in High School, he was my King I was his Queen. I learned of his passing and was saddened deeply. Mr and Mrs Nelson if you ever read this I want to extend my deepest sympathy, I know Bob is greatly missed. I have missed him since the day we parted. I would like to say hello to both of you.
Love Linda P.
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