Fred Arthur Nelson

Lance Corporal
HMH-361, MAG-16, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
19 October 1949 - 01 November 1969
South Haven, MI
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USMC Combat Aircrew

National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Fred Arthur Nelson


The Mission

Four men were killed and a fifth injured when a CH-53A (BuNo 152394) went down at sea about three miles offshore from Marble Mountain Air field on 01 November 1969. The aircraft, which suffered an engine failure, was crewed by
  • Capt R. D. Partington, pilot, body not recovered
  • 1stLt J. T. Hansen, copilot, recovered with injuries
  • MSgt A. T. Elder, crew chief, body recovered
  • LCpl Fred A. Nelson, gunner, body recovered
  • LCpl G. W. Nicholson, gunner, body recovered

A memorial from a friend,
Steve Markovich
E-mail address is not available. 18 Apr 2002

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)