Nels Shalin - Paratrooper ?
Only 22 combat air assaults were conducted during the war (14 in the ETO and 8 in
the Pacific Theater). It's unlikely - if not impossible - any one individual participated in all 22. In order to have made over 100 during the war he'd have had to have been an instructor - and even that would be stretching it some. The story is probably just that
- a story.