Nelson, Eugene, FN

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Last Rank
Fireman (E-3)
Last Primary Designator/NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1968, FN-0000, River Assault Division 112 (RIVDIV 112)/ATC-112-7
Service Years
1965 - 1968

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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lugoff, SC
Last Address
Lugoff ,SC

Casualty Date
Mar 14, 1968
Hostile, Died while Missing
Other Explosive Device
Quang Tri
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Rock Hill Baptist Church - Ridgeway, South Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
44E 051

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River Assault Squadron-11 (RIVRON-11)/River Assault Division 112 (RIVDIV 112)
  1968-1968, FN-0000, River Assault Division 112 (RIVDIV 112)/ATC-112-7
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  1968-1968 Vietnam War
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  Feb 15, 2016, General Photos1
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Last Known Activity

In March 1968 , River Assault Division 112, Had it's biggest loss of the month. It occurred on 14 March 1968 when ARC-112-7, Sweeping close to the west bank of the Cua Viet River two miles southeast of Dong Ha, hit an estimated 500-pound water mine. The force of the explosion flipped the 72-ton ATC upside down, causing extensive damage and killing six crewmembers and wounding a seventh. 
The six crewmen of the river monitor T-112-7, River Squadron 11, River Assault Division 112, Task Force 117, died.  

BM1 Edward J. Hagl, McAllister, MT
EN3 Frankie R. Johnson, Toppenish, WA
BM3 Ernest W. Wiglesworth Jr, Greensboro, NC
SN Robert W. Cawley, Butte, MT
FN Eugene Nelson, Lugoff, SC
SN Joseph S. Perysian, Oak Lawn, IL

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
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  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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