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Leonard Stanley Olson

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NameLeonard Stanley Olson
Serial NumberAO-716217
Highest Rank1st Lieutenant
Service BranchAir Force
War/ActionKorean War
Date of Birth11/28/1923
Place of Birth
Colorado Home TownBoulder
Date of Death5/14/1952
Place of DeathUltin, Korea
Place of BurialMountain View Memorial Park, Boulder, Colorado
CircumstancesKilled In Action
BiographyMarried. Also served in World War II. Served in Korean War as pilot of F-51D Mustang night fighter with 67th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 18th Fighter Group. While on combat mission aircraft hit by anti-aircraft fire, explosed and crashed a half mile northwest of Ultin. Awarded Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and Republic of Korea Service Medal.
InscriptionTransition Stone
Added to Database5/22/2014
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