July 28, 2011 in News
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Duane Nelson’s diary

Duane Nelson served as a Marine in World War II, fighting the Japanese on islands in the Pacific. During those years, he kept a journal, keeping notes on what he and his unit did on a day-to-day basis. But like most soldiers, he didn’t talk much about the combat he saw during the war. As his health declined, his daughter, Becky Clark, has transcribed the tiny diaries and distributed them to her family and to the families of Nelson’s fellow Marines. The detailed diaries have become an important document, giving all the families a glimpse into the daily life of a U.S. Marine in the Pacific Theater.

Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review

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