Olsen, George Thomas, SP 4 Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Service Years
- 1970




Ranger
Specialist 4


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1946
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
New York
Last Address
New York

Casualty Date
Mar 03, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Tin
Conflict
Vietnam War/Unspecified Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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Last Name OLSEN
Given Names GEORGE THOMAS

Date of Birth 19461221 12/21/1946
Service A Army
Component R Regular
Rank SP4 Specialist Fourth Class
Grade and posthumous promotion E4
Service Occupation 11B20 Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY)
Actual Date of Casualty 19700303 03/03/1970
Actual Date of Death 19700303 03/03/1970
Tour Date 690717 07/17/1969
Posthumous decoration
Casualty Type A1 Hostile, Died
Reason D Gun, Small Arms Fire
Air no Air 7 Ground Casualty
Body Recovered
Country VS South Vietnam
Province 04 Quang Tin
Casualty Location
G/75th Inf Rgt, Americal Div

75TH INF RGT

Major command, eg division or brigade Americal Div
Company/battery/troop or similar level unit G Co
Battalion or similar level unit
Regiment, ROAD 75th Infantry Ranger

Home of Record City NEW YORK
Home of Record State Code New York

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GEORGE THOMAS OLSEN
Army - SP4 - E4
Age: 23
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Dec 21, 1946
From: NEW YORK, NY
Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC
Marital Status: Single
SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular
Americal Div

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Jul 17, 1969
Casualty was on Mar 3, 1970
In , SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
   
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Thomas Rowe
TRFOODOG@aol.com
childhood friend
Mineola, NY
Not Forgotten
It's 34 years today,I have been told that as long as we are remembered we live on, you are remembered well George, no one forgets Vietnam or their friends. Tommy U.S.M.C. 1965/1969
Wednesday, March 03, 2004


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Posted for: GEORGE THOMAS OLSEN:
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George, the Ultimate Wolfhound, prepared to go on patrol.
Posted by: Rich Dunckley
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Relationship: We grew up together
Friday, October 18, 2002

  Letters published in book, "Dear America Letters Home From Vietnam"
Posted for: GEORGE THOMAS OLSEN:
The above book was edited by Bernard Edelman for The New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission. George wrote several letters that are published in this book. See pages 42, 49, 64, 70, 98, 117.
Posted by: Rebecca
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Relationship: book reader
Sunday, April 15, 2001
  We Remember
Posted for: GEORGE THOMAS OLSEN:
George is buried at Long Island Nat Cem.
Posted by: Robert Sage
Email:
rsage@austin.rr.com
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Saturday, April 2, 2005
  Letters Home
Posted for: GEORGE THOMAS OLSEN:
I have just re-read letters home, and George's letters stand out for me, hopeful yet sad as we know the outcome which he didn't, makes them all the more powerful, I hope he got his date in heaven, sleep well.
Posted by: Alan Smyth
Email:
plumsteaduk@hotmail.co.uk
Relationship: from the UK.
Thursday, April 20, 2006

   
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