Superior man honored for war serviceA Superior man who served in the U.S. Army during World War II will be honored Friday.
A Superior man who served in the U.S. Army during World War II will be honored Friday.
The flag for Oliver Harold Olson is raised 9 a.m. in front of the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, 305 Harbor View Parkway.
Olson was born Oct. 29, 1918 in Superior. He graduated from Central High School in 1936. Olson was inducted into the United States Army on March 3, 1941.
Prior to enlistment, he was an automobile mechanic in Superior. Olson served his country as a member of the 884th Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Co.
While serving his country, Olson was recognized by receiving the American Defensive Service Medal, American Theater Campaign Medal, EAME Campaign Medal, two Overseas Service Bars, one Service Stripe and a Victory Ribbon. He received an honorable discharge Nov. 23, 1945, after completing his service to his country.
Olson returned to Superior and continued his life with his wife, Aileen “Sylvester” Olson. He worked for the Prudential Insurance Company for more than 30 years and retired in 1981. Oliver and Eileen Olson were “sunbirds” in the Melbourne, Fla., area for more than 32 years. They were blessed with six children, Roger, David, Douglas, Paul, Jeff and Cathy.
Oliver Olson died on March 27, 2012, at age 93. His wife, Aileen died March 9, 2013, also at age 93. The couple was married for 68 years. Oliver Olson was a dedicated American citizen, husband and father.
The event is free and open to the public.
For information about the “Flag of Remembrance Program,” contact John Vaski at 715-394-7693, Scott Markle at 218-269-4675 or the center at 715-392-7151 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.