134th Infantry Regiment Website
"All Hell Can't Stop Us"
Pfc Sanford Heston Nelson was born December 4, 1922. He was drafted and enlisted in Fort Mclellan, Alabama on January 8, 1943. He was killed in action in Mortain, France on August 9, 1944. Initially, he was reported as missing action when his platoon was cut off from the remainder of the troops during an attack. He is buried at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Wedowee, Alabama.
Thanks to Derrick Reaves for this picture and information. Pfc. Nelson was Derrick's great-uncle. He would like to hear from anyone who remembers serving with his uncle. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org