WWII – Marines Nelson, Pfc. Warren B.

“Hid His Purple Heart While Home on Leave” Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nelson, 2821 Kinsey St. received a telegram from the commandant of the   marine corps stating that their son had been wounded in action.  Their son had just left for his new assignment after visiting home on furlough  following 27 months combat service in the Pacific. Wounded July 9 on Saipan; gunshot wound in right hand. The 23-year old veteran of the fighting on Tulagi, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinianis now on guard duty at the Brunswick, Maine naval airbase. The young marine was employed at Rockford Fiber Container prior to entering the service January, 1944

Source: Rockford Register Republic 12/28/1944