World War IIUS Army
126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division
Service Number: 38083374
Born: November 9, 1918, Colorado
Inducted: January 14, 1942
Killed in action December 19, 1944, near Limon, Leyte, Philippines.
Buried: Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, Missouri
Son of Chris L and Lola Olsen, Rt. 1, Arriba, Colorado. Later of Aurora, Missouri.
1. Chris L and Lola M Olsen are listed in the 1930 Lawrence County, Missouri Census. Chris was born in Denmark about 1878 and Lola in Illinois about 1884. Chris came to the US in 1883 and married Lola about 1900. Based on the birthplaces and ages of their children shown in the 1930 census, they lived in Iowa until after 1910, came to Colorado where Edward and an older sister were born, and moved to Missouri about 1920.
2. Based on military next of kin records, Chris and Lola Olsen were back in Colorado before 1946 and moved back to Missouri about 1947.Photo and obituary courtesy of Steve Jones.
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