William Edward Olsen graduated from Murphy High School in 1943 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. As a gunner on a landing craft, Mr. Olsen landed on both Omaha and Utah Beaches during the landing at Normandy. His civilian career was spent with Alabama Power Company. He is pictured with his wife, Ann, at a May 30 ceremony where he received a Quilt of Valor from the Sassy Stitchers quilting group at Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center.
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