'My home base': Elder Nelson Talks of Military Service

Page Johnson and Shaun Stahle - LDS Church News - Sep 13, 2000
source: Newsroom

Responding to the call for doctors during the Korean War, a newly-minted Latter-day Saint medical officer named Lt. Russell M. Nelson reported for duty at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. It was 1951, and Lt. Nelson and his wife, Dantzel, had just arrived from the Midwest, where he had been in his fifth year of surgical training at the University of Minnesota.

Almost 60 years later that same physician, Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve, returned to what is now Walter Reed Army Medical Center on April 17 to speak to staff, medical students and patients about his experiences during those years. The event was part of this year's centennial celebration at Walter Reed.

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