Julie English writes, my father, Clarence Nelson, a Minneapolis North High graduate, proudly served in WWII. A Staff Sergeant in the 87th Division Dad served as a medic in the 312th Battalion, D Company. I had an opportunity to attend an 87th Reunion some years ago and was able to meet the men of his platoon I grew up hearing about.
My Dad passed away November 8, 2013 at the age of 96. We had the distinct honor of burying him on Veteran’s Day with members of the Minnesota Patriot Guard. From daughter Julie English, New Hope, MN