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Nels T. Wold

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Birthplace: Winger, Minnesota, USA
Death: Died in Argonne, France
Cause of death: KIA
Place of Burial: Winger, Polk, Minnesota, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Tideman E. Wold and Klara Wold
Brother of Necoline Dale; Erick Wold; Ingvald Wold; Alma Vraa; Thomas Wold and 4 others
Half brother of <private> Wold

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About Nels T. Wold

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Private Nels T. Wold (ASN: 2140528), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 26 September 1918, while serving with Company I, 138th Infantry, 35th Division, in action at Cheppy, France. Private Wold rendered most gallant service in aiding the advance of his company, which had been held up by machinegun nests, advancing, with one 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.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 16 ( January 22, 1919)

Action Date: 26-Sep-18

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company I

Regiment: 138th Infantry

Division: 35th Division

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Nels T. Wold's Timeline

1895
December 24, 1895
Winger, Minnesota, USA
1918
September 26, 1918
Age 22
Argonne, France
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Winger, Polk, Minnesota, USA