Taps, Present Arms
Sergeant Nelson D. Dundas, 82, a resident of Macon, North Carolina
and former acting USAMU SGM, died November 13, 2010.
entered the Army in 1948 at Fort Ord, California. He was assigned to
the Ordnance School, APG, Maryland where he attended the Small Arms
Repair Course and later became an instructor at the school. After a
tour in Japan, he was assigned to the 364th Infantry Regiment at Fort
Dix, New Jersey and eventually became a Battalion Sergeant Major.
While assigned to Fort Dix, he became involved in the Army
marksmanship program as a coach, small arms repairman, and team member.
was reassigned to Germany in 1955 and eventually taught small arms
repair and maintenance to the newly formed German Army at
Munsterlager and Fusen Germany. In 1956, he attended the National
Match Rifle and Pistol Maintenance Course at Springfield Armory,
Massachusetts, and upon completion of the course he returned to
Germany. Nelson was then selected to support the USAREUR Rifle and
Pistol teams at the All Army and National Matches. After the Camp
Perry matches, he was reassigned to APG serving under CPT
Francis B. Conway. In 1959, he was assigned to the G3, USARYIS
(United States Army Ryukyu Islands command) at Okinawa. Nelson
returned to CONUS and was reassigned to the USAMTU at Fort Benning,
Georgia in 1963 and was the acting USAMU SGM from July 1967 to June l968.
awards include the Korean Service Medal, National Defense Medal w/OLC,
Army of Occupation World War II Medal w/JAPAN clasp, Army
Commendation Medal, and two National Individual Trophy medals.
retirement, he served with the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Nelson was a Life Member of the MMA.
complete listing of Army Awards and Decorations can be viewed at The
Institute of Heraldry.