1st Lt Robert Watson Nelson's journey began when his cremated remains
were removed from United States Armed Forces Yokohama Mausoleum #1.
His remains were placed on board USAT Sgt Charles E Mower around
23 January 1950 at Yokohama, arriving at Fort Mason, San Francisco,
on 30 January 1950.
His urn was engraved in San Francisco and then transported
across the Bay to Oakland Army Base, Distribution Center #13.
On 20 February 1950 the Distribution Center sent a telegram to
the Funeral Home in Minneapolis, Kansas,
with notification that remains would arrive on 1 March 1950.
Lt Robert Watson Nelson is buried in
Cemetery, Minneapolis, Kansas
Below are two documents titled
REQUEST FOR NEW LETTER OF INQUIRY
This letter is sent to the Legal Next of Kin ( NOK ) to
determine how this person wanted remains taken care of.
The situation that you will find here also appears in
other men's pages. His wife remarried and
as a result was no longer considered NOK.
The second document is the letter sent to Mrs Betty E Nelson on
25 August 1949.
In there you will note that a Disposition Form was included.
This form has 3 or 4 parts and one of them concerns the Legal Next
of Kin releasing rights.
Apparently Mrs Nelson did not fill out this part of the form.
Following this letter is an internal, hand written form,
which states that " Widow remarried 22 April 1948 ", "
Last name Faber"
This was follwed by a NEW REQUEST FOR LETTER OF INQUIRY
with a letter sent to Mr John H Nelson, Lt Nelson's father.
The letter appears in Page 2