Grave maker for Ernest T. Olsen in Silver Lake Cemetery,
Bucksport (Hancock county), Maine.
Ernest enlisted in the Army at Bangor, ME on 1 October
Pvt Olsen's arrival in the 508th does not appear in
available records. However, on 4 October 1944, he was listed in
the Hq 3rd Morning Report when he was wounded in action in Holland.
He returned to the company on 25 October but was
transferred to Service Company for light duty. It was not until 22
November 1944 that he was transferred back from service Company.
It is unclear whether he saw action in Belgium.
His military decorations include the Purple Heart and the
Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for the Holland campaign and