HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 79 OF THE WALL

GEORGE THOMAS OLSEN

WALL NAME

GEORGE T OLSEN

PANEL / LINE

13W/79

DATE OF BIRTH

12/21/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/03/1970

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GEORGE THOMAS OLSEN
POSTED ON 9.26.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your sister Carl is moving and reflects her enduring love for you. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 3.16.2023
POSTED BY: Long Le

Elephant Grass

George, I only know you through your words in "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam." If I was alive during your time, we might even have been on the opposite side of the war. Nonetheless, I wanted you to know how your descriptions of Vietnamese Elephant Grass reflected the brutality of war and forever imprinted in my mind. Rest in peace and stay forever young.
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POSTED ON 5.8.2022
POSTED BY: Thomas Cascio

I still carry you in my heart

its been 2 years since we lasted visited yet you are always in my heart. we first met in Sept 1985 at the NYC Memorial when they read your letter of 15 Sept. 1969, we both wrote a letter home. Though we were 6000 miles apart we shared our fears and hopes and became brothers.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 George Olsen, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Presidents’, and Valentine’s Days just passed, and Lent has begun. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.7.2020
POSTED BY: TJ Walsh

To all the Wolfehounds

I have truly come to envy the honest pacifist who honestly believes that no killing is permissible and can, with a clear conscience, stay home and not take part in these conflicts. I wish I could do the same, but I can't see letting another take my place and my risks over here, and the pacifist ideal cannot drive one burning objection to it from my mind: the fact that the only reason pacifists such as the Amish can even live in an orderly society is because someone-be they police or soldiers-is taking risks to keep the wolves away. To be a sheep in a world of sheep is one thing; to be a sheep in a world of predators is something else[...] I guess that's why I'm over here, why I fought so hard to come here, and why, even though I'm scared most of the time, I'm content to be here. At least I'm doing my part according to what I believe. The only thing keeping the wolves from the flock are the hounds. But I tell you that, allegorically speaking, it is a hard and scary task to be a wolfehound.
-Letter home by Spec 4 George T. Olsen, 75th Ranger Regiment, KIA Quang Tin Province, Vietnam, 3 March 1970
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