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PFC ANDREW HENNING NELSON

  • Branch: Army
  • Hometown/City: SAINT JOHNS, MI
  • Date of Birth: 03-31-1987
  • Date of Death: 12-25-2006
  • Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Unit: COMPANY A, 9TH ENGINEER BATTALION, (1 CD)
  • Port/Base: LEDWARD BARRACKS, GERMANY

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  • A Christmas Tear
    A Poem by Alan Nelson
    Proud Father of
    PFC Andrew H. Nelson
    Killed in Action December 25, 2006
    In Baghdad Iraq

    As a Christmas tear rolls down my face
    I thank you God for your love and your grace
    I thank you for the gift of your Son
    And I thank you Jesus for all you have done

    Christmas is a celebration of a birth
    It*s also the time that my son left this earth
    He gave his life for both you and for me
    He gave his life so that we could be free

    He was an American Soldier, courageous and brave
    He will always be remembered for all that he gave
    He stood proud, and he stood tall
    He stood for freedom for one and for all

    He fought a fight that he truly believed in
    He believed in his heart it was a fight we could win
    So support our troops in their fight for our freedom
    And pray for our leaders who make decisions and lead them

    He leaves behind both family and friend
    But he knows that we all will be together again
    So when you cry a Christmas tear
    Remember he*s spending Christmas with Jesus this year

    Alan Nelson, Father
  • We are honored to announce that on July 4th, 2015 the St. Johns "Mint City VFW Post 4113" will become the "Andrew H. Nelson VFW Post 4113". Thank you very much to ALL our Veterans for honoring Andrew in this way. You don't know how much this means to our family! God bless you and God bless America!

    Alan Nelson, Father