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William L. Nelson


Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Second Lieutenant William L. Nelson, United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 23 February 1945. Second Lieutenant Nelson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 84th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 116 (1945)

Action Date: 23-Feb-45

Service: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: 334th Infantry Regiment

Division: 84th Infantry Division