May 05, 2017
Nils D. Olsson, a veteran and engineer, has completed his new book “Letters To Sweden”: an inspirational tale of a man’s journey from humble beginnings to world travel and ultimately settling in the United States.
According to Olsson, “(I) spent (my) time in the USAF from 1952 to 1956, as a radar repairman in the Korean War, on a remote island off the coast of Siberia, with an early warning radar detachment. Upon returning to civilian life, (I) earned a degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland, on the GI Bill of Rights. (I) also did advanced studies in mathematics at the George Washington University. (I) have been a registered professional engineer in ten states, practicing engineering on a worldwide basis for forty years. In this capacity, (I) have more than one hundred technical papers published in the civil engineering field. Of a more recent nature, (I) have become a published author with ‘No Place to Go but Up,’ about (my) exploits in the USAF during the Korean War. (I) have been married to (my) wife, Sue Ellen, for fifty-five years, and (we) have raised four children.”
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Nils D. Olsson’s inspirational tale begins in 1920 at Umea, Sweden, a small riverside town high on the west coast of the Gulf of Bothnia. Olga and Axel Olsson have four boys, closely spaced in age, to raise in this rugged environment. Axel Olsson lives on a military pension for an accidental injury sustained while serving as a sergeant in the Swedish military. Correspondingly, Olga was a government-trained midwife, delivering babies from all sectors of society.
The firstborn child to the Olssons’ was the trailblazer and left home to find his way when he graduated with a very fine education from the gymnasium at…