OLLIE E CRENSHAW JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 2W, LINE 121 OF THE WALL

OLLIE EDWARD CRENSHAW JR

WALL NAME

OLLIE E CRENSHAW JR

PANEL / LINE

2W/121

DATE OF BIRTH

03/22/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/29/1972

HOME OF RECORD

GALLATIN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sumner County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR OLLIE EDWARD CRENSHAW JR
POSTED ON 2.22.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Sp4 Ollie Crenshaw,
Thank yo for your service as a Power Generation Equipment Operator/Mechanic. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 1.23.2018

Friend

MY Name is SP4 Pete A Torrez I Served wity olly (Benny) Crenshaw JR He was verry Close friend of my we only had Seven days Left in country When he volunteered to help PFC David p Shelton On a mission and they never returned back. He always wanted me to go back with him to Tennessee to meet his Family

I am from a small town in Chama NM i think of him all the time i am now a disabled veteran
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POSTED ON 5.6.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

SP4 Ollie E. Crenshaw Jr. was a power generation equipment operator/mechanic and PFC David P. Shelton a materiel control and accounting specialist. Both soldiers served with the 624th Supply and Service Company, 561st Maintenance Battalion. On March 29, 1972, they were assisting in the conversion of a large petroleum tank to a different class of fuel. For unknown reasons, both soldiers entered the tank where they were later found dead by members of their unit. The following is a personal narrative of the incident by their commanding officer Edwin Dexter: “No one knows why David (and Ollie) died. It was an industrial accident. We were transforming a 10,000 barrel, 420,000 gallon bolted-steel storage tank from JP4 jet fuel to diesel. David and Ollie were left on top of the tank to keep an eye on things. We later discovered their bodies inside the tank at the bottom. I can attest there were only fumes at the bottom of the tank. They would have passed out instantly. It took a several minutes to get the side door off the tank so we could recover the bodies. Why they left the outside on the top of the tank was a mystery to all of us in the platoon.” (Narrative by Edwin Dexter, Mil. Ret.) [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and thewall-usa.com]
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POSTED ON 3.29.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you Spec. 4 Crenshaw for your leadership and courage.
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POSTED ON 3.2.2015
POSTED BY: His Baby Girll Santara

My Great Grandad

I Loveee Youu Grandaddy . I Cant Wait To Met You Once Again When I See You When I Get To Heaven , So We Can See Who Can Blow The Biggest Bubble . Lol. You Will Always Be Missed But Not Forgotten. Nd Once Again Think You For Serving Our Country. :)
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