ADV TEAM 88, MACV ADVISORS, MACV
From Britt, IA
07 January 1936 - 07 August 1969
Captain Robert Olson was married to a lovely woman, Lois and had one beautiful daughter, Pamela. He was drafted into the Army in 1958. He was sent to Germany where he served in the Fourth Armoured Division .. "Hell On Wheels". He attained the rank of E5 in the first few months he was in the Army. Germany is where I had the pleasure of meeting Lois and Bob. He left the Army in 1959 for about one year but civilian life was not for him and he reenlisted. He loved what he was doing. He was sent to Viet Nam once and then requested to be sent back. He received a Purple Heart for a pungi stake incident before he lost his life. My prayer is that Bob and all of the men who so bravely put their lives on the line know how terribly grateful we are to them, for without their sacrifice we would not know the freedoms we now enjoy.
This is a poem I wrote for Bob.
He was a special man, he liked to tease.
15 Oct 2003
Last updated 08/10/2009