Steven James OlcottSpecialist Four
SIGNAL CO, ARMY STRATCOMM VIETNAM, 1ST SIGNAL BDE, USARV
Army of the United States
11 January 1952 - 27 January 1971
St Paul, Minnesota
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Even though I wasn't your best friend, I was your friend and still remember you. Your death has impacted my life tremendously and I try to make sense of it all. In some ways, I have tried to live the life you cannot. Those admirable parts of you, I have tried to incorporate into myself.
If I had one wish, it would be that your son would've had the opportunity to meet and know you. He's a fine young man of whom you'd be proud. He's the spitting image of you too! Freddy has talked to him about you and the man you were and we hope that somehow your legacy will be passed onto him.
To this day I thought your funeral was an Olly practical joke. I kept waiting for you to sit up and laugh your butt off at us all. Alas it 'twas not.
I'll always remember you as my friend and endeaver to pass your memory on to others. Rest peacefully, Olly.
Until we meet again my friend-
08 Nov 2006
I just wanted to add snippets from a message I received after I posted to this site previously. This is from a soldier who served with Steve (Ollie) at Nha Trang Sig just before he died.
From a childhood friend,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 23 Sep 2001
Last updated 06/24/2010