Dr. Bruce Olav Solheim has written five books and seven plays. He is a distinguished professor of history at Citrus College in Glendora, California. Solheim founded the Veterans Program at Citrus College and cofounded the Boots to Books transition course, which is the first college course aimed at returning veterans. Solheim was born in Seattle, Washington, to Norwegian immigrant parents. He served for six years in the US Army as a jail guard and helicopter pilot. Solheim went on to earn his doctorate in history at Bowling Green State University and serve as a Fulbright professor at the University of Tromso in northern Norway. Solheim is married to Ginger, a professional helicopter pilot and certified flight instructor. He has four children: Bjorn, Byron, Caitlin, and Leif. Solheim enjoys teaching; spending time at the family home in Ase, Norway; and playing with his grandson, Liam.
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