There’s so much to learn about Dale Nelson’s life from his tombstone: his parents’ names, that his and his 3 siblings’ names all started with D, and that he served in Vietnam as a Navy operations specialist. He was also an Ohio State University fan, if not an alumnus. I can’t tell from my photos if that football helmet is supposed to be colored to represent a particular team or just a general enjoyment of football.
Posts Tagged ‘navy’
Posted in Dead Men Do Tell Tales, tagged allen, buckeyes, football, grave art, navy, occupation, ohio, ohio state university, osu, sculpture, symbolism, veteran, vietnam, williston cemetery on December 31, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Posted in Dead Men Do Tell Tales, tagged buried at sea, cause of death, cenotaph, harrisburg, harrisburg cemetery, history, navy, pennsylvania, rrrrrrrr, sailor, veteran, world war ii, wwii on June 1, 2011 | Leave a Comment »