Raymond Nielsen
Rank: Technical Sergeant
Name

Raymond Nielsen


Nationality
American

Unit
F Company, 17th Infantry
Location
Leyte Island, Philippines

Date
December 7, 1941

Survived the war?
Wounded but survived
7th Infantry Division
7th Infantry Division

Raymond's Attu Scrapbook

TSGT Ray Nielsen enlisted in the Army in December of 1936. His Infantry was transferred to Fort Ord California in 1940 and he was a Drill Sergeant when the war broke out. He was wounded by shrapnel on the island of Leyte in the Phillipines in October of 1944.

Battle of Leyte

Leyte is most famous for its role in the reconquest of the Philippines in World War II. On 20 October 1944, General Douglas MacArthur waded ashore on Leyte, saying, "I have returned", but the Japanese did not give up so easily, as the ensuing Battle of Leyte proved. The convergence of naval forces resulted in the four-day Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history.

Going home

When he got back home Raymond was recuperating at Fort Carson in Colorado when he met up with his sister, my aunt, Betty Nielsen. He was discharged in May of 1945 and went on to become a college instructor at the Omaha Technical Community College for Automotive Mechanics. He passed away on 03 September 1996.

Information provided by Edward A. Nielsen, his son

17th Infantry Regiment

Campaign participation credit WW2

  • Aleutian Islands
    (with arrowhead)
  • Eastern Mandates
    (with arrowhead)
  • Leyte
  • Ryukyus
    (with arrowhead)
Veteran's personal medals
Victory Medal
Victory Medal
Purple Heart
Purple Heart
Good Conduct
Good Conduct
Bronze Star
Bronze Star
Pacific Theatre
Pacific Theatre
American Service Medal
American Service Medal

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