Citation: (From the Arlington National Cemetery Website)
Mr. Nelsen was a life-time member of the American Legion Post # 0462 in Soldier IA.
Nelsen, Adolph (2152402), Private, Company H, 131st Infantry, 33rd Division, WW I, Feb 25, 1918 to June 1, 1919.
Adolph's obituary as reprinted in the Monona County History:
Adolph Nelsen, eldest son of John and Martha Ulven Nelsen was born January 19, 1895 at their farm near Soldier Iowa. He served in the US Army Infantry during WW I. After returning from service, he re-engaged in farming the homestead.
On October 14, 1925, he was united in marriage to Alta Thoreson. She, the eldest daughter of Carl and Minnie Evenson Thoreson, was born February 21, 1903. To this Union, three sons and four daughters were born.
He entered the Hines Hospital, Chicago, Illinois on January 4, 1944, for major surgery on February 24. Due to wounds he had received in military service, he had developed a brain tumor. He retired from farming November 1944 and moved into the town of Soldier. Because of failing health, he entered the Veteran's Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska on March 14, 1957. He remained there until his death, Saturday, December 13, 1958. Interment was in the Soldier Valley Lutheran Church Cemetery, Soldier, IA.
Left to mourn his departure are his wife and their children - Ione Jean, Aimsel Maynard, Clarion Elliot, Yvonne Myrtle, John Carl, Annette Karen, Gloria Jane.
~submitted by researcher, David Anderson