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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
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
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
The Veteran served as a landing signal officer.

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

War or Conflict:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Status:
Veteran
Branch of Service:
Navy
Unit of Service:
USS Enterprise (CVAN 65); USS Chukawan (AO 100)
Highest Rank:
Captain
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
Interviewer:
Jack Sigler
Contributor:
Robin Sellers
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Florida State University, Reichelt Oral History Program
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/80811
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/2001/001/80811), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   3/13/2012

 

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