ROBERT E NELSON
Name: ROBERT E NELSON
Entry Date: '57
Exit Date: '59
Status: D: 10/23/2015
AN, Suda Bay, 1950
LTJG, Keflavik, 1960
CAPTAIN BOB, 2002
“Went USN (age 17) (in June of ’49. Out in March of ’53 as an AB3.Two years of college and then back in (1955) as a Naval Aviation Cadet. Wings in January of ’57 and reported onboard VP-21 in February. Became PPC of LH-12 and had the best damn bunch of guys as my flight crew and the most capable ASW aircrew in the squadron! If someone would put the WX on the Flight Plan, we could fly it!
Subsequent tours in VP-30, FAW-3, VP-11 and ASWFORLANT.
Then CO NAVFAC Ramey and CO NRD Memphis. After a tour in BUPERS went to Naples, Italy, as Chief of Staff MARAIRMED (NATO). Was tired so retired IN 1980!
To Crew 12 – MUCHO THANKS – YOU GUYS WERE THE GREATEST
Robert E Nelson, of Tequesta and the Villages, FL, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015. He was born in Yonkers, NY on May 18, 1932. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Patricia Ford Nelson, and he is survived by his wife of 3 years, Joyce McMullen.He retired as a Captain after 31 years of service in the Navy. He was a member of the American Legion, Moose Lodge, Elks, and the Wings of Gold, and he had a passion for cruises, travel and aviation. Robert is survived by his daughter, Pamela (Forrest) Fenton; his son, Eric (Victoria) Nelson; his grandchildren, Dustin Fenton, Tara Woodworth, Breanna Nelson, and Kallie Nelson; his brothers, Edwin Nelson, and Jon Nelson; and his great-grandchildren, Lennox, Kelyn, Evan, and Kason.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 29 from 3:00-5:00pm at Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center, 1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458. A service will be held on Friday, October 30 at 11:00am at Riverside Memorial Park, 19351 SE County Line Road, Tequesta, FL 33469. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. To express condolences and/or make donations: