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CMOHS.org - Private WOLD, NELS, U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

WOLD, NELS

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company I
Division: 138th Infantry, 35th Division
Born: Winger, Minn.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Minnewaukan, N. Dak.
G.O. Number: 16
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Cheppy, France, 26 September 1918
 
 


WOLD, NELS Photo
 
Citation

He rendered most gallant service in aiding the advance of his company, which had been held up by machinegun nests, advancing, with 1 other soldier, and silencing the guns, bringing with him, upon his return, 11 prisoners. Later the same day he jumped from a trench and rescued a comrade who was about to be shot by a German officer, killing the officer during the exploit. His actions were entirely voluntary, and it was while attempting to rush a 5th machinegun nest that he was killed. The advance of his company was mainly due to his great courage and devotion to duty.