Mr. Melvin Nesteby
Mr. Melvin Nesteby is a United States Army Face of Strength. To learn more about Mr. Nesteby and other Faces of Strength, visit www.army.mil/facesofstrength

When the Japanese invaded Bataan in 1941, 21-year-old Private First Class Melvin Nesteby had been in the Army for less than six months. After surviving 155 days of fighting and the Bataan Death March, Nesteby was captured and taken as a POW. He endured four POW camps until his release in 1945. Despite these experiences, Nesteby later fought in the Korean War and served on active duty as a Chief Warrant Officer until retiring in 1961. The epitome of an American patriot, even into his eighties he firmly believes, "I'll stand to the last man in the cause for free people. I'll stand to the last man."

<b>The Nation's strength starts here.<b>

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