Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Our Honored Hero: S/Sgt. Lee Nelson Dwight IL
S/Sgt. Lee Nelson, 3rd Infantry Division, Dwight IL, US Army World War II. He was the most decorated World War II veteran from Dwight IL in World War II according to veterans from Dwight. Sgt. Nelson participated in the Anzio invasion and the war in Europe through Italy and Southern France. He earned the following decorations: Combat Infantry Badge, two Silver Star medals, Bronze Star medal with "V" for Valor in Combat, Purple Heart, Good Conduct medal, American Campaign medal, European Campaign medal with three battle stars and spearhead for the Anzio invasion, World War II Victory medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation. His uniform, loaned by the Dwight VFW Post 2608, is on display in our museum.