My family knew Ollie well as my uncle, Dave Mann, and he starred together. Both grew up in the Bay Area, Ollie in San Francisco and my uncle in Oakland. My Uncle Dave played with Ollie at Fort Ord and with the Chicago Cardinals, sharing the backfield on both teams. I just met Ollie's nephew, Art Thompson III, via email and look forward to speaking with him soon.
In closing, I extend my prayers and best wishes to the Matson and extended family.