Olson, Robert Franklin, CPT

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 2162, HHC, Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
Service Years
1958 - 1969
Foreign Language(s)
Vietnamese

Infantry


Ranger
Captain



Three Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1936
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Britt
Last Address
Britt

Casualty Date
Aug 07, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Other Accident
Location
Vinh Long (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Evergreen Cemetery - Britt, Iowa
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20W 109

 Official Badges 

US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
4th Armored DivisionArmy Ranger SchoolMilitary Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
  1958-1959, 4th Armored Division
  1965-1965, Army Ranger School
  1968-1969, 2162, HHC, Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  May 28, 2001, Left on The Wall
  Oct 14, 2003, Left on Virtual Wall
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Bob had been drafted in 1958, served 19 months in Germany, and was discharged in 1960. He re-enlisted in 1961. 

He served in Korea, graduating from the 7th Infantry Division Non-Commissioned Officers school there. He then went to OTC at Fort Benning. 

He then went to jump school and ranger school. Graduating from Ranger school in April 1965.
   
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 20W 109
   
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