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Monday, October 14, 2013

John W. Nelson

Nearly 70 years after he was wounded, Army Master Sgt. John W. Nelson has a full collection of his military medals — including a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and a POW medal — and is looking forward to benefits he didn't know he was entitled to, his family said.
The four-month battle at Anzio, south of Rome, was one of the most brutal of World War II. Allied forces counted nearly 30,000 casualties, including 16,000 U.S. soldiers, according to the Army Center of Military History. German casualties numbered more than 27,000.

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