Nick Vuyosevich was born to a Yugoslavian immigrant and was one of seven children. His story has been told in this book. After WWII his aviation endeavors mostly pertained to manufacturing survival equipment for aviation and submarines. In 1950 he started his own business, V Associates, continuing to produce parts for the military and sub-contractors. He was married to Grace Leng who enjoyed a professional career as an opera singer with the New York City Opera Company. They had three daughters (Nina, Kim and Jeanne) and two grandchildren and since 1956 lived in Monmouth County, New Jersey.