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Nels T. Wold



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Elim Cemetery

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Plaque located in Winger, MN, town square


Born:  December 24, 1895 at Winger, MN

Entered Service in the US Army from Minnewaukan, ND

Earned The Medal of Honor During World War I For heroism September 26, 1918 at Cheppy, France

Died:  September 26, 1918 at the age of 22

Private Wold earned the Medal of Honor for heroism near Cheppy, France, during intense assaults upon enemy positions. He rendered most gallant service in aiding the advance of his company, which had been held up by machinegun nests, advancing, with one other soldier, and silencing the guns, bringing with him, upon his return, 11 prisoners. Later the same day he jumped from a trench and rescued a comrade who was about to be shot by a German officer, killing the officer during the exploit. His actions were entirely voluntary, and it was while attempting to rush a 5th machinegun nest that he was killed. The advance of his company was mainly due to his great courage and devotion to duty.



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