From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Floyd Nelson '54

Date of birth: November 2, 1929

Date of death: April 9, 1959

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1954 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

Funeral for Lt. Floyd Gunnar Nelson, 30, formerly of Guilford, were held Tuesday in the Guilford Center Presbyterian Church. The Rev. LeRoy Gemmell Pastor, officiated. Burial was in the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Guilford.

Lieutenant Nelson died in the crash of a US Navy airplane April 9 on Cherjudi Island, south of Korea. His body arrived at the Erie Railroad Station in Binghamton from San Fransisco Sunday. Funeral arrangements were made by the Seymour Funeral Home in Oxford. Lieutenant Nelson was graduated by Guilford Central School in 1947, and he enlisted in the Navy in 1948, taking his basic training at Great Lakes, IN. He was graduated by the US Naval Academy Annapolis in 1964.

Surviving are his father Gunnar Nelson of Guilford; his wife, Mrs. Patricia Nelson and children, James and Susan Patricia, all of Altoona, Pa., and a sister Mrs. [Millie] Albert McKie of South New Berlin.

He is buried in New York. The other nine crew aboard were also killed.

Class of 1954

Floyd is one of 37 members of the Class of 1954 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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