John E. Olson

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1917 – 2012

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Who was John E. Olson?

John Eric Olson was a retired U.S. Army Colonel, West Point graduate, and one of the last surviving officers of the Bataan Death March of World War II. He was also a military historian and author of three books, as well as numerous magazine articles dealing primarily with his experiences as a prisoner of war in the Philippines and in Japan from 1942 to 1945.

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Born
Nov 27, 1917
Fort Leavenworth
Also known as
  • John Olson
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Oct 2, 2012
Kansas City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013