Hancock County

Kenneth Leo Olson

 

 

SEAMAN KILLED IN PACIFIC AREA

Kenneth Olson Was on Shipboard 3 Months

Kanawha -- Word was received Thursday by Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Olson of Kanawha, that their son, Kenneth Leo Olson, fireman 1/c of the navy, was killed in action in the south Pacific theater.

He was 20 years of age on Oct 14, 1944 and had been in in service since October, 1943, receiving his boot training at Farragut, Idaho.

He had been on shipboard for 3 months.

Source: The Mason City Globe-Gazette, December 30, 1944 (photo included)