OLANSON, ARTHUR W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Home: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Company K, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur W. Olanson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, September 29, 1918.
Sergeant Olanson, with his company commander, outflanked a machine-gun nest which was holding up their advance, shot one German non-commissioned officer who tried to escape, and captured two prisoners, the other occupants fleeing, The reduction of this machine-gun nest made it possible for the flank of the battalion to advance.
OLANSON, ARTHUR W
SGT CO K 315 INF 79 DIV USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/02/1886
DATE OF DEATH: 03/06/1959
BURIED AT: SECTION 39 SITE 1381
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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