John Blount Nelson, USN

Birth details unknown
Died  4 Feb 1981

Ranks

 Lcmdr

Retired: Jun 1965


Decorations

Warship Commands listed for John Blount Nelson, USN


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Career information

John was promoted to Commander while aboard the Wilson. Records show that he made Captain before retiring from the in June of 1965. He died February 4, 1981 at the age of 63 and is buried in the Houston National Cemetery, Harris County, Texas.

The book Ship of Ghosts covers his ordeal as POW.

Events related to this officer

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Media links


Ship of Ghosts

James D. Hornfischer


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