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Sargent Albert Franklin Nelson - Fallen

Leonard, ND
County: Richland
World War I - Fallen
Date of Loss: June 19, 1918 / Age: 27
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 164th Infantry Regiment, Americal Division

Killed in Action on July 19, 1918. Buried in Cemetery C-39, Located in the Commune of Courmelles, Aisne; re-buried at Leonard, Richland County, North Dakota. Cited in General Orders 1, 1st Divistion, dated January 1, 1920 for gallantry in action and especially meritorious services. Entitled to wear a Silver Star.


Registrant of Richland County. Born Milnor North Dakota on August 5, 1890 of Norwegian parants. Occupation: Farmer. Enlisted in Company I 1st Infantry North Dakota National Guard at Wahpeton on June 2, 1917. Called into Federal Service, World War, on July 15, 1917. Serviced in Company I 1st Infantry North Dakota National Guard (Company I, 164th Infantry) to January 13, 1918. Company H 26th Infantry to death. Overseas from December 15, 1917 to death.

Engagements-Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Engagements-Offensive: Aisnemarne. Defensive Sectors: Ansauville (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy).

Name included on the All Veterans Memorial at State Capitol in Bismarck ND. Richland County.

Information found in Volume 3, page 2280 of the Official Roster of North Dakota Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Medals and Honors

Silver Star - January 1, 1920