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FLOYD WARREN OLSEN


is honored on Panel 51E, Line 24 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • God Bless You

    Posted on 11/30/17
    I wore your bracelet until it broke in two. I prayed for you daily and searched every list of our returning heroes hoping and praying to see your name and return your bracelet. Sadly, it was never meant to be as you were already home with Jesus. Thank you just does not seem to say enough. I owe you my life and freedom.
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  • Floyd Olson

    Posted on 10/1/17 - by Ann R Small
    I remember you from Wheaton. I honor you, and I envy you, because you are in heaven. God bless you and continually mourn you.
    Ann Small, Wheaton, Class of 1962.
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  • Found bracelet

    Posted on 6/13/17
    We found this bracelet at Lake Thurmond and wanted to return it to his family or friend who it belonged to. Please contact at nicoletoole(at)aol.com
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  • Uncle Floyd

    Posted on 5/24/17 - by Kent C. Williamson
    Floyd Olsen is my wife's uncle. He left for Vietnam for his second tour of duty on the day my wife was born (10/03/1967). He was a helicopter pilot and was shot down near the village of Hong Ha on April 21st, 1968. He was MIA for 10 years before being reclassified as KIA-Body Not Recovered.

    Floyd had a missionary friend in Vietnam during the war (Larry Ward) who searched for him and information about him for years. In 1998 Larry's organization Viet Aid built a small medical clinic in the village where Floyd was shot down. Upon Larry's death in the early 2000's the clinic's future was uncertain until Floyd's sister (Sandy) found an organization called Vets With A Mission (VetsWithAMIssion.org) to take over the clinic and continue providing healthcare to the poor in the Hong Ha region of Vietnam.

    Floyd Olsen's story (and the story of Vets With A Mission) is told in the award-winning documentary By War & By God (ByWarAndByGod.com). A detailed account of Floyd's life is being told this week in a Memorial Day Special of the By War & By God Podcast which can be found on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 4/19/16 - by Janet McLaughlin Janetmcl@roadrunner.com
    I, also, wore your bracelet for a very long time, even though I knew nothing about you...just that you were a brave soldier. I'm glad to finally be able to read about you. I still have that bracelet that I was proud to wear! If any family members would like to have this bracelet, please contact me.
    Thank you for all that you did!
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.