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Edward Nelson,, American coast guard official. Decorated Meritorious Service medal with 2 gold stars, Legion of Merit; decorated Air medal, Coast Guard Commendation medal with 2 gold stars, Coast Guard Achievement medal; honored resolution 12th Legislature Alaska, 1982.


Nelson,, Edward was born on March 17, 1931 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward and Hildur Marie (Stenborg) Nelson.


Bachelor of Science, Coast Guard Academy, 1953. Student flight training, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida and Corpus Christ, Texas, 1955. Student in aviation safety, University Southern California, 1963.

Student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia, 1967.


Commissioned ensign United States Coast Guard, 1953, advanced through grades to Commander, 1986. Commanding officer Coast Guard Air Station, Astoria, Oregon, 1971-1974, Kodiak, Alaska, 1974-1976. Chief officer personnel division Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, 1976-1978, chief of staff, chief operations 17th Coast Guard District Juneau, Alaska, 1982.

Superintendent United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, 1982-1986. Commander 17th Coast Guard District, Juneau, Alaska, since 1986.


The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.


Church should build bridges with political institutions through organizing ecumenical delegations to the party conferences.


The strong feature of Methodism is that prayers are not only led by an ordained minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.


Board directors Coast Guard Academy Foundation, New London, 1982. Member policy advisory council University Alaska, Juneau, 1978-1982. President policy advisory council University Alaska, Juneau, 1980-1981.

Honorary board directors United Service Organizations Metropolitan New York, since 1983. Member Newcomen Society United States (honorary, vice chairman Southeast Connecticut since 1982), New London Maritime Society, Coast Guard Cheif Warrant Officer and Warrant Officers Association (honorary) Clubs: Ariston Society (New London). Lodges: Elks.


Married Joyce Lee Welsted, February 6, 1954. Children– Edward Darrell, Sandra Sue, Keith Clyde.

Edward Nelson,

Hildur Marie (Stenborg) Nelson,

Joyce Lee Welsted

Edward Darrell Nelson,

Sandra Sue Nelson,

Keith Clyde Nelson,