Entry Date: '65

Exit Date: '68


Status: D: 12/24/2016

“Richard “”Dick”” Nilson

E-mail from Captain Jack (Past Skipper of VP-60) Dear fellow squadron mates at VP-60:

I deeply regret that during this Christmas holiday, I must inform you of the passing of former VP-60 Skipper Captain Dick Nilson. As you may recall, Dick was my XO and relieved me as Skipper of the Cobras in 1983. Unfortunately, Dick had not been in the best of health during the past few years. He had recently moved into a nursing home in Long Grove where he passed away on Saturday morning, Christmas Eve. Capt Mike Mazurczak and I had just visited him last Thursday (two days
earlier). I’ve been in touch with Dick’s wife, Jackie. She tells me that there will be a Memorial Service for Dick on 3 January in
Arlington Heights as follows:

St. John’s United Church of Christ
308 N. Evergreen
Arlington Heights, Illinois….

Memorials in Dick’s name can be made to:

St. John’s United Church of Christ
Alzheimer’s Assn
American Heart Assn

Sincerely, Jack Mumaw, RADM, USNR, retired”