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Remains of Davidson County Soldier Killed in Black Hawk Crash Return to Tennessee

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 1:16pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of Staff Sergeant Michael Nelson of Antioch.  Nelson was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment at Wheeler Army Airfield in Hawaii.  Two 25th Aviation Regiment UH-60 Black Hawks were involved in a night time training exercise on August 15 when the flight crews lost contact with each other.  Recovery efforts off the coast of Oahu revealed evidence of a crash with no survivors.  Nelson was 30 years old.

”Staff Sergeant Nelson was prepared to serve and support others and lost his life while training to do so,” Haslam said.  “We extend our condolences and prayers to Michael’s wife, child and siblings.”

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