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Conflict: Persian Gulf

August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992

Data and photo retrieved from the USAFA Graduate Memorial Wall.

This section is updated regularly as we discover new information and continue to add North Dakota's heroes.  Please contact us if you have information to add or update.

Criteria to determine residence: Location of burial or family residence at time of death, residence at time of enlistment, then place of birth.

State Heroes Total:
Jeffry Jon Olson
Grand Forks, ND
Persian Gulf - MIA
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company / Ship / Flight or equivalent: 340th Bomber Squadron
Date of Disappearance: February 3, 1991 / Age: 28

Died while on a bombing mission in support of Operation Desert Storm.  The B-52 aircraft he was radar navigator on crashed in the Indian Ocean reportedly caused by mechanical problems as the crew attempted to fly back to Diego Garcia, about 3,200 miles