First Class Warren R. Olson
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.
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.
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.