RICHARD E OLSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 31W, LINE 14 OF THE WALL

RICHARD EMIL OLSON

WALL NAME

RICHARD E OLSON

PANEL / LINE

31W/14

DATE OF BIRTH

09/24/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/23/1969

HOME OF RECORD

HYANNIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Barnstable County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD EMIL OLSON
POSTED ON 5.28.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Richard is buried at Mosswood Cemetery in Cotuit, MA. BSM/OLC AM PH/OLC
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POSTED ON 11.1.2005
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heros you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heros lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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