John E. Olson
1917 – 2012
Who was John E. Olson?
John Eric Olson was a retired U.S. Army Colonel, West Point graduate, and one of the last surviving officers of the Bataan Death March of World War II. He was also a military historian and author of three books, as well as numerous magazine articles dealing primarily with his experiences as a prisoner of war in the Philippines and in Japan from 1942 to 1945.
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