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William Lloyd Nelson
Birth: Feb. 22, 1918
Dover
Kent County
Delaware, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1943

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the US Army in the 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division as a Mortar Section Leader. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Djebel Dardys, northwest of Sedjenane, Tunisia on April 24, 1943. His citation reads in part "Although mortally wounded in the accomplishment of his mission, and with his duty clearly completed, Sgt. Nelson crawled to a still more advanced observation point and continued to direct the fire of his section. Dying of hand-grenade wounds and only 50 yards from the enemy, Sgt. Nelson encouraged his section to continue their fire and by doing so they took a heavy toll of enemy lives." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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 Parents:
  J. Clarence Nelson (1892 - 1983)
  Carrie P. Nelson (1895 - 1965)
 
Burial:
Silverbrook Cemetery and Memorial Park
Wilmington
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Plot: Sec 3
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7126852
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