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Private First Class Warren R. Olson


Private First Class (PFC) Warren R. Olson was killed on February 2, 1945 while assigned to 109 Infantry, 28 Infantry Division in the European Theatre.  He was with two other soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge when one of the other soldiers stepped on a land mine. PFC Warren R. Olson along with the other two soldiers were killed. 

Warren R. Olson was born on November 23, 1924.  He was the oldest child of Olaf and Annetta Olson.  He attended elementary and junior high school in Randall.  He quit high school and joined the Civilian Conservation Corp.  He moved to Bremerton, Washington were he worked in the shipyard. From there he joined the U. S. Army and attended training at Fort Bliss, Texas.  He visted his family in Randall while on leave from the military before shipping out to Europe from Camp McCoy, Wisconsin before being assigned to the European Theater.

Warren R. Olson was never married.  His sisters Phyllis and Joyce along with his brother Owen still live ten miles from Randall in Little Falls.  His brother Gordon (Bud) is deceased.

Warren R. Olson's body was brought back to Minnesota in 1949. Warren R. Olson is buried in the Randall City Cemetery.