Robert Olson

  • Rank During: Corporal (E-4)
  • U.S. Army
  • United States
  • 7th Infantry Division

Near Sendoi-ri, Korea, on 1 Dec. 1950 my dad was a member of an automatic weapons crew which was protecting a convoy of trucks evacuating wounded from the Chosin Reservoir area. An enemy road block had been reported destroyed by our troops, my dad went forward to verify it. Upon passing the point where the road block had been, the party suddenly received heavy automatic weapons fire from an unseen enemy position. While the rest of the party took cover, my dad singlehandedly, and with utter disregard for his own personal safety, attacked the enemy position.

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