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Veterans History Project

Wilfred R. Nelson, Chief, US Navy, 1934-1938, 1942-1945


The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

Wilfred Nelson (“Nig”) made the 100 year mark at the end of last July. 100 years! He was the fifth of eleven kids born on a small homestead in SW Cheyenne County. In addition to joining his older brothers as farm help for his parents, he was a talented young man. By the time he was nineteen, he had done plenty of hard work and had lived throu...

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