Sumter, SC (WLTX) Retired Major General Tom Olsen of Sumter has passed away at the age of 79.
Olsen spent nearly 30 years in the military, serving in the Air Force.
After his retirement, the Texas native played a key role in keeping Shaw Air Force Base off of base closure lists.
He also served as a military expert here at News19, offering valuable insight into U.S. military action after the 9-11 terror attack.
Funeral services have not been finalized.