William Lloyd Nelson

William Lloyd Nelson

Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Death 25 Apr 1943 (aged 25)
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Plot Sec 3
Memorial ID 7126852 · View Source
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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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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 29 Jan 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Lloyd Nelson (22 Feb 1918–25 Apr 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7126852, citing Silverbrook Cemetery and Memorial Park, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .