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posted 11/7/2020 3:15:52 PM  Reply w/Quote
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So far Ive figured out my grandfather, Olcean W. Brown was a part of the 66th.

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 11/8/2020 10:36:39 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Could it be that your granfather's name was
spelled OLSON BROWN? Was your grandfather from Chicago? If so, he was in Company C of the 66th Armored Infantry Battalion. He is in a couple of group pictures including one of
his platoon. He was a halftrack driver.
He was injured in the line of duty
on May 3rd, 1945. If you can confirm his
name as Olson Brown and residence in Chicago I might be able to find more information.

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 11/8/2020 10:46:47 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
The spelling of his first name varies
in our references as Olsen and Olcen.
He was from Elsinore, Missouri, not Chicago.


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posted 11/27/2020 7:31:45 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Book by Weston Lewis Emery: "C-66".

On page 328
"Tec 5 Olsen W. Brown, 17074823, Half-track Driver,was injured, line of duty, non-battle casualty, and transferred to the Detachment of Patients, 7th
Army." See also page 467 and 487, for similar
information.

Page 19 "Of the 245 C-66 enlisted who departed NY 20 Sep 1944 for Europe, these 60 were still together in Germany May 1945 for a (this) victory picture." Names given.

Page 347 Group picture with names

Page 354 Group picture with names of the Third
Platoon of C-66, 20 Jan. 1945.

Page 414 Address.