In 1952 he was given orders for shore duty in Alaska, which meant that the family could go along. After buying all kinds of warm clothing to prepare for the cold, the Navy decided they would go to Hawaii instead--lucky Olsons!

His job at Pearl Harbor was the Ships Boarding Officer. He met every ship that entered the harbor, checked their papers and forwarded any orders.

This was a happy time for the Olson family, an easy job for Lt. Olson and lots of beach time. Eileen and Darleen took hula lessons and younger George began his collection of matchbook covers from Navy ships.

The Navy provided a vacation to the Big Island on an LST and Eileen and the children got to experience first hand how the ship would twist in rough seas. Fortunately none of the Olsons get seasick.