February 17, 2019 10:47 PM
A World War II veteran's dream came true Sunday night.
Gene Nelson, 99, of Little Falls, always wanted his life story told on TV.
On Sunday night, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS ran a story on Nelson's long life and service to our country.
Nelson fought on Omaha Beach, and was given two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. Nelson made it home, but other friends weren't so lucky.
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"He told me I would get back and I won't, and he never come back," Nelson said. "He got killed right across the road from me."
Nelson says the secret to a long life is trying to remain happy.
He turns 100 in November.
Updated: February 17, 2019 10:47 PM
Created: February 17, 2019 09:35 PM
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