MAX A NELSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 41E, LINE 11 OF THE WALL

MAX ALVIN NELSON

WALL NAME

MAX A NELSON

PANEL / LINE

41E/11

DATE OF BIRTH

12/08/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/24/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WALKER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cass County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MAX ALVIN NELSON
POSTED ON 6.8.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful American

Max Nelson: words and school pictures from his Brother Kelly

In 2008, 40 years after Max died, I created a memorial at our local high school for him. I had talked to some classmates of Max and they told me they had tried to have something done back then, but because of the controversial nature of the war, the administration wouldn't allow it. Our parents graduated from Walker School, all my siblings graduated from there and many of our kids did as well. My dad was a teacher there and years later I taught there too. My parents were both WWII Veterans. My mother was a Marine. My father, 5th Rangers, was captured and spent time in a German POW camp. My brother Mike did a 2 year enlistment in the Army. Kent did 4 years in the Air Force and another 27 in the National Guard. Mike's son did 4 years in the Navy and my sons each enlisted in the Army and spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also did a tour in Iraq. As you well know, Vietnam vets did not receive the warm welcome, the recognition, thanks, and adoration they deserved. I wanted to create a public venue that would do just that. Selfishly, for my brother, but more importantly for all our other brother's-in-arms that have graduated from out little high school and have gone on to serve our great nation. The Wall of Honor was born. Since it was created, we have added a total of 162 names to the Wall. If you ever get to Walker, I hope you will have an opportunity to visit our High School and see the Wall of Honor.
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POSTED ON 4.12.2019
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

In Remembrance

LCpl. Max A. Nelson is mentioned in Eric Hammel's 1989
book "Khe Sanh Siege in the Clouds: An Oral History.
Semper Fi Marine Rest in Peace!
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POSTED ON 2.24.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 1.23.2018
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, 2/27 Wolfhound, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Peace with Honor

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Max.
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POSTED ON 12.25.2017
POSTED BY: Sel J. Wong

Face of a Hero

This is his boot camp photo from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Platoon 1127. He earned the title “U.S. Marine” on November 29, 1966.

Thank you for your service to our great country my brother. Semper Fi.
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