John Olson was born in Phoenix, AZ, in 1946, an Air Force brat. He traveled widely: Panama, Japan, and all US minus Alaska. He graduated from Bourne High on Cape Cod and Brown University. John played end on the football squad and started all four years. John was an Air Force pilot with 444 Vietnam combat sorties. John has a daughter, Molly, and a son, John.
El Berdoby John Olson
John Otis, aka "El Berdo", reveals himself in colorful stories told to and about lovers, friends and trying
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A Quixotic Vietnam Veteran experiences outrageous fortune, criminality, love, regret and other potentially lethal outcomes when he accepts a flying job in Belize. He soon discovers the recently independent nation is not so tranquil a tropical paradise.
John Otis, aka "El Berdo", reveals himself in colorful stories told to and about lovers, friends and trying circumstances. Otis's new job is more than he bargained for. In reacting to unforeseen challenges, he relies upon talents and skills honed by a wide range of unique experiences.
The reader is invited to fly with El Berdo as he navigates through a daunting array of formidable obstacles and threats to survival.
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An exciting, action packed story of a U.S. Air Force veteran who puts his heart into trying to help his fellow pilots in Belize overcome the corruption that trapped them to inescapable poverty at the peril of his life. The writing style pulls the reader right into the story with colorful descriptions of the people and the environment in which they live. A great read!