The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.
Thomas E. Nelson
Rank: Private First Class
Service Number: 55280716
Date Missing: 1953-07-09
Unit: 17th Infantry Regiment 7th Infantry Division
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
Rosette In Place:
Next Steps: Private First Class Nelson was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on July 9, 1953. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** Private First Class Nelson was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
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