Fallen Marine Travis Nelson Returns Home Wednesday, Funeral Friday
August 22, 2011
The body of local marine will arrive in Pensacola Wednesday, and funeral services will be held in Atmore on Friday.
The body of Lance Cpl. Travis M. Nelson, the 19-year old Marine killed in action last week in Afghanistan, arrived Saturday night at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. His remains will be flown Wednesday to the Pensacola Naval Air Station. The plane is scheduled to land at 2 p.m. in a private ceremony. From there, he will be escorted by Florida State Troopers and the Patriot Guard to Petty-Eastside Funeral Home in Atmore.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 26, 2011, from 12:30 p.m. until funeral time at the Atmore First Baptist Church on South Main Street.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 26 at 2 p.m. at the Atmore First Baptist Church with Chaplain Lt. Commander Jeffrey Bornemann and the Rev. George Weaver officiating with military honors.
Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore.
Nelson, a 2010 graduate of Pace High School, was the son of Scott and Beckie Nelson of Bratt. He is also survived by siblings Daniel Nelson, 28, Jenna McCall, 24, and Anna Nelson, 11. He was engaged to Madeline Cates, 21.
Pictured: A U.S. Marine Corps carry team transfers the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Travis M. Nelson at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Saturday night, August, 20, 2011. Nelson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejuene, N.C. His parents and fiance reside in Bratt. He was 19 years old. Photo by Steve Kotecki, U.S. Air Force, for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.