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In Memory

Nelson Ortiz - Class Of 1965

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02/18/18 06:35 PM #1    

Joe Crowley (1965)

I had no idea he was bad off, we have sort of lost touch through no fault of Nelsons at all. I got tied up with my own  health problems and my wife's also. We all say how different we should have been towards our friends but we keep missing the mark, time and again. We treat ourselves hard and go on doing it for the next friend who passess. Should learn but, I at least, don't. I will miss him although I could not understand a word hardly he said. Had to get his wife to translate for me.?

02/20/18 07:36 AM #2    

Mickey Stever (1965)

Nelson will be missed. He was certainly a memorable individual. I am glad I got to spend time with him  at various reunions. He had a good memory of our time in Vietnam and helped me remember things forgotten.The last sentence of Joe Crowley's note made me smile and brought back memories of  talking with him in Nam and at reunions.

02/20/18 04:24 PM #3    

George P. Smith (1965)

Nelson and I served together 65-66 1st of the 12th Cav. C. Company 2nd Platoon 2nd Squad. He was a Good Man and a Good Soldier. He will be missed . Condolences to his Family  RIP Buddy    Forever Brothers Smitty

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