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Thomas LaVon Neilson Collection

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Thomas LaVon Neilson Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Thomas LaVon Neilson
State of Birth:
UT
Home State:
GA
Gender
Male
Race
Unspecified

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-1970
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Navy
Unit of Service
Carrier Air Group 94, USS Lexington (CV 2); VC-61 (Composite Squadron), Carrier Air Group 11, USS Valley Forge (CV 45); VC-61, USS Essex (CV 9)
Location of Service
Beckwourth, California; Pacific Theater; Pensacola, Florida; Dayton Beach, Florida; Washington, DC
Service Related Injury
Yes
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The Veteran served as a landing signal officer.

War or Conflict
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military Status
Veteran
Branch of Service
Navy
Unit of Service
USS Independence (CVL 22); VA-72 (Attack Squadron); USS Enterprise (CV 6)
Service Related Injury
Unknown
Prisoner of War
No

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Branch of Service
Navy
Unit of Service
USS Enterprise (CVAN 65); USS Chukawan (AO 100)
Highest Rank
Captain
Service Related Injury
Unknown
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The Veteran served as the commanding officer of the USS Chukawan from 1966 to 1967.

Collection Information

Type of Resource:
Audio: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Computer File: DVD [0 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Audio: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript
Contributor:
Thomas LaVon Neilson
Contributor:
Jack Sigler
Contributor:
Robin Sellers
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Florida State University, Reichelt Oral History Program
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/loc.natlib.afc2001001.80811
Subjects:
Neilson, Thomas LaVon
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Cite as:
Thomas LaVon Neilson Collection
(AFC/2001/001/loc.natlib.afc2001001.80811), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 3/13/2012
 

 

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