|Birth: ||Apr. 8, 1920|
San Benito County
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 1990|
Nelson's mother was Maria Cardoza Santos from Pico Island, Azores. She immigrated to America in 1900 (census record); and married in 1907, New Bedford, Bristol Co, Massachusetts. She was a housewife and dressmaker. Her two children were both born in California-Mamie in San Jose, and Nelson in Hollister. Maria preferred Massachusetts to California, so they returned there before her death 28 December 1933 at their home: 46 Rutland Street. She was buried in New Bedford probably in St. John's Cemetery.
Nelson Philip FONSECA: Sergeant, United States Army. His enlistment dates:
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment 1: 20 Jun 1941
Release 1: 4 Nov 1945
Branch 2: ARMY
Enlistment 2: 12 Jan 1949
Release 2: 31 May 1951
Survivor of Bataan Death March. Nelson was one of 513 men rescued and liberated during a daring raid by the 6th U. S. Army Rangers in January of 1945. He was held in Prison Camp No. 1 Luzon Island, in the Philippines.
He later served in Korea.
Philip Cardoza Fonseca (1890 - 1956)
Mary C Bateh Fonseca (1897 - 1993)
Mary Cardoza Fonseca Medeiros (1909 - 1991)*
Nelson Philip Fonseca (1920 - 1990)
Fort Gibson National Cemetery
Plot: Section 14, Grave 675
Maintained by: Phyllis Medeiros
Originally Created by: grave hunter
Record added: Dec 27, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7036564
After 1945, your sister's children wondered what had happened to you. I heard them speak about Uncle Nelson and the happiness you gave them on your last Christmas with them. If you had a family, we would like to know.|
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