NELSON O VAN HOUTEN

NELSON O VAN HOUTEN - PFC

  • HOMETOWN:
  • paterson
  • COUNTY:
  • Passaic
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • January 18, 1946
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • April 13, 1969
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Army
  • RANK:
  • PFC
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


Nelson Omar Van Houten was born on January 18, 1946, and lived in Paterson, NJ.  He entered the US Army where he attained the rank of Private First Class (PFC/E3). 

Van Houten was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and began his tour of duty in Vietnam on January 17, 1969.

On April 13, 1969, Van Houten was killed as a result of multiple fragmentation wounds in Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam. He is buried at Laurel Grove Memorial Park in Totowa, NJ.

Source: findagrave.com and NJVVMF.

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