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Reed Elfin Nilsen


Reed Nilsen

Brigham Young University Athletic Hall of Fame 1976

Date of Birth: January 31, 1921, in Provo, Utah

Date of Death: February 9, 2014, in Alhambra, California (93 years old)


Dignity Memorial - Published 02/09/14

Did you know?

During World War II, Lieutenant Nilsen served in the United States 

Navy. He received the Purple Heart after being wounded in the D-Day

invasion of Normandy.



1947 Detroit Lions (NFL)


Brigham Young University (BYU)












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