RANGERS 2 Olsen, Jeremiah C.

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By C.E.Lucas Phillips
Company Commander
By Russell Lewis

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Olsen
  • FORENAME
Jeremiah C.
  • UNIT
75 Ranger Regiment (2 Bn) (Task Force 20)
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
Iraq, 11-12th June 2003
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
home town Coupeville, Washington
 

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Corporal Jeremiah C. Olsen, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against an armed enemy while serving as a Gun Team Leader, 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, assigned to Task Force 20, from 11 June 2003 to 12 June 2003, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Corporal Olsen's courage, vision, and professional competence contributed directly to the overall success of the mission. He ordered his vehicle to move to rescue two aircraft pilots whose helicopter had been shot down by enemy fire. By shielding them from effective enemy fire with the vehicle, Corporal Olsen retrieved the pilots and moved them to a position of safety. Subsequently, he rejoined the battle--destroying several enemy positions and treating his wounded driver. Throughout his distinctive accomplishments, Corporal Olsen reflected great credit upon himself, Task Force 20, and the United States Army.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/17155
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