During his tour in VP-4, Gary served as Radio Operator or 1st Tech on Crew 12 and Crew 5. After his time in the Navy, Gary went to work for the FAA and retired from there.
Gary was born in Nov 1944 and passed away on 15 May 2013. He thought he had food poisoning, however it was his appendix. He did not go to the hospital in time and it ruptured. They couldn’t fight the infection.
It was all very sudden and quick!!
His funeral is on June 27,2013 @ 11 AM At Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.
Condolence cards can be sent to:
Trevan & Jill Nelson
335 S. 7th St.
Saint Helens, OR 97051