ROBERT W NELSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 7W, LINE 100 OF THE WALL

ROBERT WILLIAM NELSON

WALL NAME

ROBERT W NELSON

PANEL / LINE

7W/100

DATE OF BIRTH

02/15/1951

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/29/1970

HOME OF RECORD

RIGBY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Jefferson County

STATE

ID

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT WILLIAM NELSON
POSTED ON 1.18.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Robert Nelson, Thank you for your service as a UH-1 Helicopter Repairer with the 1st Cavalry. The 51st anniversary of the start of your tour just passed. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It’s a New Year, but not necessarily better. It is also M.L. King’s birthday. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.26.2014
POSTED BY: debbie later larsen

childhood friend

I remember you in high school. You ran around with my brother Mike Later. I always thought you were cute! RIP dear Bob. You will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 9.29.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Robert William 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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POSTED ON 7.22.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Robert is buried at Rigby Pioneer Cemetery, Rigby, Jefferson County,ID. DFC BSM PH
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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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