Kenneth L. Olson
Specialist Fourth Class Kenneth Lee Olson served in the Army for Company A, as a member of the 5th Battalion, and the 12th Infantry Regiment. Olson was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 23, 1970 posthumously. Where on May 13, 1968 he demonstrated extreme courage and self-sacrifice as he and a fellow soldier went on ahead from his regiment and were soon pinned down by heavy enemy fire. And while already wounded Olson continued to put himself directly in the line of enemy fire. Tragically however he soon perished while protecting the rest of his men from an enemy grenade blast. Yet his sacrifice inspired the rest of his regiment to overcome these enemy forces and defeat them once and for all.
May 13, 1968