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Looking back...Jan. 14 issue


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In the Past

January 11th, 1951 70 years ago

Army Decorates Sgt. Carl Olsen

Was Killed in Action In Korean Battle

Sgt. 2/C Carl C. Olsen son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Olsen of Creston, has been awarded posthumously the army’s Silver Star Metal for bravery.

Sgt. Olsen was killed September 19 while serving with the United States Second infantry division on the Persan perimeter front in Korea.

Only Two weeks before his death, Sgt. Olsen was awarded the Bronze Star medal.

He was a veteran of World War II having served two years in the South Paci...

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