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MSCM Nelson S Richard, USN Retired

mscm_richard_01_-_lha4Retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Nelson S. Richard, 53, died June 12, 1997, at his home after a brief struggle with cancer. Master Chief Richard was born July 26, 1943, in Walhalla, S.C., and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Richard.

He served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years and after retirement he worked for the Virginia Beach Correctional Center. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 5, Norfolk. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife.

Burial took place at Quantico National Cemetery, Prince William County, Virginia

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Nelson was a Nassau plankowner and reported aboard as a senior chief in the Supply Department