Roland Louis Nelson, Jr

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NameRoland Louis Nelson, Jr
Serial Number55140640
Highest RankSergeant
Service BranchArmy
War/ActionKorean War
Date of Birth8/9/1927
Place of Birth
Colorado Home TownDupont
Date of Death12/9/1952
Place of DeathKorea
Place of Burial
CircumstancesDied Non-Battle
BiographyDemolition expert with Company A, 11th Engineer Combat Battalion. During winter 1952 Company A was constructing access road through rock up a steep mountain to develop the Kansas Line. Explosives accident killed Sergeant Nelson on December 9, 1952. Awarded Bronze Star, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Korean War Service Medal.
InscriptionTransition Stone
Added to Database5/22/2014
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