Robert Dwayne Nelson. He was know by his middle name, “Dwayne”
Married to Mary Sue Gammon

He was a Karns High School graduate and attended U-T a year before he went into the Army. He had been married about 18 months. Besides his wife, he was survived by his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Hackworth and brother Steve Nelson; a half-brother, John Hackworth and a half-sister, Mrs. John Porter. Also an aunt, Mrs. Mary Ellen McBirney.

Sp/4 died in a plane crash. The aircraft crashed into a mountain in the vicinity of Da Nang, Vietnam and burned on impact.

Length of Service: 1 year
His tour began October 10, 1966
B Company, 8th RR Field Station, 509th ASA Group
Service Occupation: Communications Center Specialist
Died at age 21 in South Vietnam.
Cause of Death: Non-hostile, died while missing, air loss, crash on land
Buried in Arlington National Cemetery (Section 46, Site 271, 272)

  • Rank: Specialist 4th Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 12 August 1946
  • Date of death: 8 October 1967
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 8th RR Field Station, 509th ASA Group
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Middle Panel
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