Minnesota Discovery Center

Gordon Herbert Nelson, None

conflict:World War II
serial number:37269700
location:HQ Company of the Reception Station 16 and WDPC in the Western pacific.
enlistment date:April 24, 1942
place enlisted:Fort Snelling, MN
discharge date:Oct. 12, 1945
place discharged:Camp McCoy, WI
decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1941-1945)
Good Conduct Medal (U. S. Armed Forces)
Overseas Service Bar(s)
Service Star(s)
World War II Victory Medal (1941-1946)
service documents:
references:(1) Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War Two Project (2004?), p. 217; (2) American Legion, Press-Lloyd Post No. 247 (Chisholm, Minn.) Records. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:Aug. 24, 1916
birth place:Buhl, MN
home town:Buhl, MN
date of death:Aug. 27, 1962
father:Fredric Nelson
mother:Lillian Nelson (nee Sandberg)
siblings:Ben Betty Lillian Esther Anna Mae Myron Miriam
school:Buhl High School

Last update: 2/02/2016