Veterans of recent military actions

This is an attempt to identify all of the Olmste(a)ds, direct descendants of Olmste(a)ds, or their spouses that served in the military since 1995. This page is for those who served in named conflicts or other military actions 1995-present. If you know of a family member that should be listed here, or on any of our other veterans pages, please email us the relevant information.

To access their genealogical record on WikiTree, add the ID to URL, i.e., wikitree ID here). The WikiTree ID is the persons last name at birth followed by a hyphen and a number. If a Wiki profile has not yet been created, just WT will appear in the field in the chart below. You are welcome to edit existing Wiki profiles or add new ones. Wiki profiles often contain photos and biographical information. Living persons are hidden on WikiTree; email Walt for more information.

Find-a-Grave Memorials often include photos of cemetery monuments, personal photos, obituaries, and other information about an individual (including links to family members also on FAG) in addition to the cemetery name and location. To access a memorial on, write down the number and then on the right side of the Find-a-Grave home page click on “Search 162 Million Graves” and then insert the number in the field marked “Memorial #” leaving the other fields blank, and hit “search.” Start by clicking this link to Find-a-Grave. If we have not yet found a FAG for an individual, just the # will appear in the chart below.

Persian Gulf War (1990-1991) a/k/a “Desert Storm”

 Name  Birth Date  Death Date  Service  WikiTree ID  FAG Number
Makidon, William Norman, II 13 Jul 1963 US Army Makidon-3
Olmsted, Thomas H 18 Oct 1942 18 Dec 2016 US Army Olmsted-3561 #174883408


Second Persian Gulf War (2001-2002)

 Name  Birth Date  Death Date  Service  WikiTree ID  FAG Number


Operation Enduring Freedom — Afghanistan (2001-present)

 Name  Birth Date  Death Date  Service  WikiTree ID  FAG Number
Goeke, Christopher S. 18 Aug 1986 13 Jul 2010 1st Lt., US Army Goeke-86 #55021804


Operation Desert Freedom — Iraq (2003-present)

 Name  Birth Date  Death Date  Service  WikiTree ID  FAG Number
Olmsted, Andrew J. 1 Feb 1970 3 Jan 2008 Major, 1st Infantry; KIA Olmsted-2731 #23749689

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