Korean War Legacy Project

Donald Dahlin


Donald Dahlin was born in South Dakota on May 27, 1945. He was drafted into the US Army in 1965 and served in Vietnam. It was a very traumatic experience for him, which led to a serious bout of depression that he was thankfully able to overcome. He came to know and appreciate a gentleman in his hometown that served in the Korean War, who he later found out was a prisoner of war. He wanted to honor his memory by sharing his story. (This is an abbreviated interview.)

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Remembering a Hometown Hero

Donald Dahlin remembers a hometown hero, Noble Nelson. He shares his experience of knowing him most of his life but never knowing he was a prisoner of war. He describes him as being a hero but that he struggled with the recognition he received from his hometown. He proudly recalls his story that was put into a book by Mr. Nelson's loving wife. (This interview ends abruptly.)

Tags: Incheon,POW

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