Nelson entered the United States Army on June 2, 1972. He was seventeen when he enlisted; therefore, he needed his parents to sign for him. “I graduated from high school on Friday, and I left that next Tuesday. I was looking for a way to pay for college, and I heard about the GI Bill. My dad served during the Korean War. He was an engineer at a POW camp, off the Korean Peninsula. Both he and my mom were supportive of my decision,” First Sergeant Nelson explained.
Read this great feature story, with Sergeant spelled wrong all over the place, in this week’s Herald. Sometimes we all make mistakes.