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OBITUARY
Perch Base Holland Club Member Jim (Nellie) Nelson departed on Eternal Patrol on August 15, 2020.
Our condolences to his wife, Nancy, who was the Perch Base Subvettes President for many years, his son, Brent, who is also a Qualified Submariner, and the rest of the family.
Jim was our Perch Base Chief of the Boat (COB) in 2001, the Base Storekeeper from 2003 to 2008, and was awarded Perch Base Sailor of the Year Award in 2007.

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Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson pinning the dolphins he earned in 1966 on the USS Spinax on his son, Brent, upon Brent's qualification on the U.S.S Salt Lake City (SSN‑716), circa 2001.

Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson (center) proudly observing the reenlistment of his son Brent (left) in 2003.

Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson in Pearl Harbor, preparing for a "tiger cruise" on the U.S.S Salt Lake City (SSN‑716), with his son Brent in 2004.

Jim Nelson qualified on the USS Spinax (SS‑489) in 1966 and honorably discharged as an Electrician Mate Third Class, EM3(SS).

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Jim Nelson's qual boat, USS Spinax (SS‑489)

Jim Nelson's qual boat, USS Spinax (SS‑489)

No services are planned at this time.

SAILOR, REST YOUR OAR! YOUR WATCH HAS ENDED.
Your Brothers of the 'Phin Have the Watch.
Fair Winds and Following Seas, Shipmate.

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