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Nelson, Leonard F. - PFC

Bodies of Area Veterans Being Returned

The bodies of two Minnesota and three Wisconsin area servicemen are included in the latest shipment of war dead from the Pacific being returned for reburial.

Those from Wisconsin include

Private First Class Leonard F. Nelson, of Black River Falls.

Listed as next of kin for Private Nelson is Anna R. Nelson, Black River Falls.

The bodies are being returned from Manila aboard the United States Army Transport Lieutenant George W. F. Boyce. The arrival will be announced by the San Francisco port of embarkation.

The dead were originally buried in temporary military cemeteries in New Guinea and the Philippine islands. A total of 4,459 dead are being returned with 102 from Minnesota and 101 from Wisconsin.

Winona Republican-Herald, Winona, MN 1 Jun 1948

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