Private, United States Army
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Adolph Nelsen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. Although severely wounded, Private Nelsen, on his own initiative, went out in advance of his lines, armed with an automatic rifle, and mopped up a machine-gun nest in which there were three guns. He killed four of the enemy crew and brought the other two Germans back as prisoners. He set an example of heroism and devotion to duty, performing this service under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire.
PVT 34TH CO CP MCARTHUR SRD NO DIV
DATE OF DEATH: 10/13/1918
BURIED AT: SECTION EUROP SITE 322
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 23 April 2005