Nelson, Rex Franklin jr., SSG Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
11E-Armor Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Service Years
- 1969



Staff Sergeant


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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1945
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Coldwater
Last Address
Coldwater

Casualty Date
May 10, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Burns
Location
Thua Thien
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War/Unspecified Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Last Name NELSON
Given Names REX FRANKLIN JR

Date of Birth 19450503 05/03/1945
Service A Army
Component Y Selective Service
Rank SSG Staff Sergeant
Grade and posthumous promotion + E5
Service Occupation 11E20 Armor Crewman (ARMY)
Actual Date of Casualty 19690510 05/10/1969
Actual Date of Death 19690510 05/10/1969
Tour Date 680802 08/02/1968
Posthumous decoration
Casualty Type A1 Hostile, Died
Reason K Burns
Air no Air 7 Ground Casualty
Body Recovered
Country VS South Vietnam
Province 02 Thua Thien
Casualty Location
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Major command, eg division or brigade 5th Inf Div
Company/battery/troop or similar level unit HHC
Battalion or similar level unit 1st Bn
Regiment, ROAD 61st Infantry

Home of Record City COLDWATER
Home of Record State Code Michigan

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REX FRANKLIN NELSON
Army - SSGT - E5
Age: 24
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth May 3, 1945
From: COLDWATER, MI
Religion: BAPTIST
Marital Status: Married
SSGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service
5th Infantry Division Mechanized

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Aug 2, 1968
Casualty was on May 10, 1969
In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
BURNS
Body was recovered
   
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Posted for: REX FRANKLIN NELSON JR:
http://armyphotos.togetherweserved.com/291113.jpg

Posted by: Shelioh Cronkhite
Email:
Relationship: He was my husband
Monday, July 7, 2003


  You are not forgotten.
Posted for: REX FRANKLIN NELSON JR:
To a good guy, NCO and tank commander. We served together in trng. before deployment to Vietnam. After all of these years I am looking back to those guys I served with who were not as fortunate as I. Fellow NamVet 1stBn5thInf 25thInfDiv
Posted by: Don Bludworth
Email:
donandcarol4415@sbcglobal.net
Relationship: We served together
Monday, June 2, 2008

Jerry Boyer
DetBoyer@Yahoo.com
High School Classmate
306 Widgeon Drive
Coldwater, Michigan 49036 Branch
Never Forgotten
Rex, I promised your father you would never be forgotten by our graduating class. We remember you and appreciate that you gave your life for your country in a god forsaken country. May God Bless you and look after you.
Friday, February 28, 2003


Mike  Winters
mwinters1@comcast.net
Bud: I'll never forget you!
Dec 28, 2007


  We Remember
Posted for: REX FRANKLIN NELSON JR:
Rex is buried at Mt Hope Cem in Hillsdale Co,MI.
Posted by: Robert Sage
Email:
rsage@austin.rr.com
Relationship:
Sunday, October 10, 2004


   
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