D CO, 4TH BN, 3RD INFANTRY, 11 INF BDE
From Bakersfield, California
05 January 1949 - 13 October 1969
You will live as long as we remember. You had taken my place in the bush and died needlessly like all the rest. I never met you but I know you were a good soldier from talking to others. Sorry I was not there that morning you died. Maybe things would have turned out differently.
01 Apr 2005
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 4th Bn, 3rd Infantry radio logs tell us that enemy fire on 13 Oct 1969 cost the lives of two soldiers from Delta Company - CPL John T. Baker was killed outright, while SGT Dale F. Olmstead of Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota, died from his injuries on 21 Oct 1969.
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Memorial first published on 21 Mar 2002
Last updated 03/26/2008