"More than 70 years ago, Mr. Nelson risked his life for the freedom of France and Europe,” Consulate General Vincent Hommeril said.
"It is always wonderful to be remembered for a service you performed,” Nelson said.
And what a service. David was 19 when he stormed the beaches of Normandy. He fought his way across France with the U.S. Third Army, and distinguished himself in battle over and over.
"I was very proud of him, and I'm proud of France,” wife Lillouise Nelson said. His bride has been by his side for 72 years. This was a moment she says they’ll always remember. A celebration for a hero. Part of America’s Greatest Generation. David says he’d serve again. He is proud to be an American. "This is one wonderful country,” Nelson said.
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