6/28/1934 - 1/5/2014
Remembering the life, death and legacy of military leader Tom Olsen
SUMTER, S.C. (AP) - The former head of the Ninth Air Force who oversaw allied air operations in Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War has died.
Retired Maj. Gen. Thomas Olsen was 79 when he died Sunday.
Bobby McCreight of Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home in Sumter says services are Friday at 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Sumter, followed by burial at Sumter Cemetery with full military honors.
Olsen joined the Air Force in 1957 after graduating from Texas A&M University. He...