Russell Olaf (Russ) Nelson

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  • Private 1st Class, 234 Signal Operation Company
  • Served: First Tour of Duty unknown. Recalled 2/17/1942. Discharged 12/19/1942
  • World War II

Born on 12/22/1911. Deceased 2/21/1943, in Downey, IL. Interred Racine, WI.

Russell was the oldest of the Nelson brothers to serve in the US Military and is one of six  brothers who served in World War II. For information click on:  Glenn, Hank, Jack,  Vic and Wally.