Luther Merle Nelson

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, April 29, 1948


Remains of Pvt. L. M. Nelson, New Plymouth, Will Arrive May 5

Notification has been received here that the remains of Pvt. Luther Merle Nelson of New Plymouth, who lost his life overseas in World War 11, will arrive here May 5.

The letter from the Headquarters Sixth Army Escort Detachment, Ogden, Utah stated:


This is to advise you that the remains of Pvt. Luther Merle Nelson, recently returned from overseas under the Repatriation of World War 11 Dead Program, will arrive on May 5, 1948 accompanied by Sgt. James A. Duniho, Sixth Army Escort Detachment from the Utah, General Distribution Depot, Ogden, Utah.

The remains will be delivered to Landon-Shaffer Funeral Home, who is representing the next-of-kin, Mrs. Luther M. Nelson, New Plymouth, Idaho in setting up the funeral arrangements.

If it is the desire of the next-of-kin to have Military Graveside Honors, the Mortician will supply you with the name of the Veterans’ Organization that has been designated to perform Graveside Honors and the Commander of the Organization selected will have the information as to the members who will act as color bearers, color guard, firing squad and the Officers participating.

In convenient, it will be
Very Truly Yours,
Noel F. Tharalson
Major, AGD Adjutant

Pvt. Luther Merle Nelson was born in Oklahoma January 2, 1917 and came to New Plymouth December 2, 1939, where he lived until he entered the service in 1944. He served with the 5th Marines and was at Iwo Jima when he was killed February 19, 1945. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Muriel E. Nelson, one daughter, Wanda, and two sons, Stanley and Donald, all of New Plymouth, his father Luther G. Nelson of Payette, two brothers, William of New Plymouth and Van of Genoa, Colo., one sister, Audrey Gilchrist of Woodrow, Colo. The remains are scheduled to arrive here May 5. Services are being arranged by the Landon-Shaffer.