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Published April 11, 2013, 12:00 AM

Cpl. Eric George Nelson


Cpl. Eric G. Nelson poses with members of Company C of the 128th Infantry, 32nd Division. The Army unit participated in numerous offensives in the trench warfare along the Western Front in World War I.

  • Cpl. Eric G. Nelson poses with members of Company C of the 128th Infantry, 32nd Division. The Army unit participated in numerous offensives in the trench warfare along the Western Front in World War I.
  • Eric Nelson and Helen Dupay have their picture taken around the time they were married in 1925. There are few photographs of Eric. “We couldn’t afford a camera,” explains his son George “Gus” Nelson of Hudson.
  • Eric Nelson’s honorable discharge papers from the U.S. Army testify to his “honest and faithful” service in World War I. He fought for his country before becoming a citizen.
  • A grave marker in Willow River Cemetery honors the World War I military service of George Eric Nelson.