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Leonard Evan Olson


Olson, Leonard Evan. (Olsen), b. January 7, 1902, Virginia, Minnesota; Attended Virginia High school through the 9th grade, later apprenticed with a carpenter; Single; Seaman and Automobile Worker; CP 1936; received passport# 32975 San Francisco series on January 5, 1938 which listed his address as 101 1st Street, South Virginia, Minnesota, and New Occidental Hotel, San Francisco, California; January 19, 1938 aboard the President Roosevelt, Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3, light machine-gunner.  Transferred to MacKenzie-Papineau BN, MG Co. during second half of the Retreats.  Served at Retreats and Ebro Offensive,  Rank Cabo; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia, WWII Shipyard worker and Merchant Marine; d. May 1998.


Source: Sail, SACB, RA, Harriman; (obituary) The Volunteer, Volume 20, No. 2, Spring 1998, p. 19.

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