Interview with Darryl Nelson
18 July 2000
Darryl E. Nelson Collection
(USA) Darryl Nelson was born on November 1, 1940 and died on March 25, 2012. Nelson enlisted with the United States Army in 1966 and retired in 1985, serving in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967 and from 1970 to 1972. During his first tour of duty he served as a MP with the 1st Military Police Company and was wounded on the road near Di An Base Camp by a sniper, Christmas 1966. During his second tour: 1970-71 he served with the 29th Civil Affairs Co. attached to MACV TM #15, Hoi An, as National Police Correction and Detention Advisor; 1971 attached to MACV TM #1, DaNang, he served as Advisor to the National Police In-Service Training Academy; 1971-72 attached to MACV TM #1, DaNang, he served as Advisor to the DaNang City Deputy Police Chief. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star and Vietnamese Civil Actions Medal.
Interview with Darryl Nelson, 18 July 2000, Darryl E. Nelson Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 22 Aug. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0125>.
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OH0125, Darryl E. Nelson Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Added: 16 Nov 2001[Updated: 24 Jul 2012]