Olen Wesley Ware (1917 – 1998)

“Olen Wesly Ware was born in Wayne, McClain Cty, OK at 1330 hours and lived in OK, TX, AZ, and CA. His schooling was Kiowa County Elementary, Saddle Mountain, Kiowa Cty, OK 1926-1928.
Friona Elementary, Friona, Parmer Cty, TX 1927-1931. Friona High School, Friona, Parmer Cty, TX 1931-1933, Hereford
High School, Hereford, Deaf Smith Cty, TX 1933-1935.
Yuma High School, Yuma, Yuma Cty, Az 1936-1936. He graduated from Yuma High School on 6 Jun 1936.

He mainly worked in construction. Princpal jobs were:
Truck Driver – Imperial Damm Imperial Cty, CA (1936-1938)
Carpenter – Shasta Dam, Redding, Shasta Cty, CA (1938-1941)
Iron Worker – Numerous jobs (1941-1971)

Pioneer founder of Fontana Steel Construction Co., Fontana, San Bernardino Cty, CA in 1946.

He was a member of International Ironworkers (Book # 0243397) from 1942 to his death.

He retired from Ironwork on 19 February 1971.

Military Service:

Army Serial Number: 39737466
Date of Induction: 19 February 1945
Place of Induction: Ft. Mac Arthur, San Pedro, CA.
Military Occupation Specialty and Number: Instructor, Carpenter, MOS # 659
Decorations: Good Conduct Medal
American Defense Medal
World War II Victory Medal
American Service Medal
Date of Separation: 16 December 1945
Time of Service: 9 months 28 days.
Highest Rank Held: Private First Class”

Source:  FindAGrave

US Veterans Affairs Offi…  Record added: Feb 26, 2000

Maintained by: Christina Olson


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