Tributes & Vigils Category: US Army
Name: Army Spc. Toby R. Olsen
From: Manchester, N.H.
Assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska
Incident: Army Spc. Toby R. Olsen died Jan. 20 in Karma, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee.
N.H. soldier killed in Iraq roadside bombing
MANCHESTER, N.H. — A soldier from Manchester was killed during the weekend in a roadside bombing in Iraq, the Defense Department said Tuesday.
Army Spc. Toby Olsen, 28, was killed Saturday in Karma, Iraq, along with three other soldiers, the department said. A bomb went off near their Humvee.
The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, in Fort Richardson, Alaska.
The Defense Department said Olsen lived in Manchester, but relatives said his ties were in Hawaii, where he grew up and graduated from high school.
His parents, James and Lis Olsen, live in Germany, where James Olsen is an Army colonel and eye…