WILLIAM N. NELSON, JR., LCDR, USN

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Lucky Bag

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From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

William Niles Nelson, Jr.

Maywood, Illinois

When the ole fourth deck rang with an argument about the Chicago Cubs, the mighty Bears or the Windy City in general, we knew Bill was "blowing" about his home town again. Whether it was handling a yawl, fencing, or keeping the plebes under control, you could bet Junior was there giving his best. Bill won top honors as a knobturner and his success with the fair sex was proven by his engagement to his dream girl from home. Though occasionally a little ratey, Junior was true "Blue and Gold" and when the shooting's over, it's a safe bet that Junior will come out on top.

The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about Bill's life or loss.


Class Navigation

Class of 1944
William is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.
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