Nelson, Douglas Towle

Date of birth:
1921 (Astoria/Oregon, United States)
Date of death:
February 7th, 2005
Buried on:
Arlington National Cemetery
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
"For extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations during World War II. His devotion to duty and courage under all conditions serve as an inspiration to his fellow flyers. His actions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States."
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Vietnam War (1955-1975)
Rank:
Major General
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General Nelson and his dedicated contributions in the service of his country reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force."
Distinguished Service Medal - Air Force
Period:
Vietnam War (1955-1975)
Rank:
Major General
"For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General Nelson and his dedicated contributions in the service of his country reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force."
Legion of Merit - US Military
Air Medal (AM)
Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal (AM)
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
Unit:
Army Air Corps Flying School, U.S. Army Air Corps, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1942
Pilot Wing
Command Pilot Badge

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