The development and daring exploits of the U.S. Navy’s Special Warfare SEALs and one its founding directors, Villages’ resident Capt. Norman Olson, U.S. Navy retired, is recounted in his just published book, Air Capabilities of the U.S. Navy SEALs.
Everyone is invited to attend the book’s official “launching” – and meet Captain Olson and other members of Naval Special Warfare — on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Evans Prairie Country Club. The afternoon book signing includes a presentation (at noon), a memorabilia display, and question and answer period.
Olson graduated in 1955 from the Navy’s Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (Sea, Air and Land) School. After a civilian stint, he returned to active duty, in 1963, to command a UDT team that conducted special operations in Southeast Asia and Vietnam.