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Old 03-05-2017, 10:54   #16
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Ivan W? 1960-1963 circa?
That's him Old as dirt and still kicking strong.

No, TS, not "that" Ivan.
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:27   #17
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Got him. He's on the master roster.

800+ and counting from 1956-1990.

Can you get his permission and address for contact?

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Old 03-06-2017, 09:57   #18
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...Can you get his permission and address for contact?

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I'll ask him.

Might take a few days.
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Old 03-06-2017, 16:32   #19
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I met Pat Mac about a year and a half ago. Great guy.
Went through the SFQC with him and he's definitely a character.


Heard a story one time that MG Suddath visited Det - A in Berlin in the '80s and told them that their hair was too long.

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Heard a story one time that MG Suddath visited Det-A in Berlin in the '80s and told them that their hair was too long.
LMAO - hell everyone at Andrews said that. But we didn't do that "disappear into the local populace" thing as neat as they did.


Just got my copy today (now to finish the depressing last couple hundred pages of Foote's civil war trilogy). I did cheat & look at the foreword, preface & pics. Nice cross-section in the photos.
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Old 03-07-2017, 05:21   #21
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Went through the SFQC with him and he's definitely a character.


Heard a story one time that MG Suddath visited Det-A in Berlin in the '80s and told them that their hair was too long.
Suddath was Commander of Berlin and got a very extensive briefing / dog & pony show from the Det before he went back to take over SF at Bragg.

Yes, he said the hair was too long but after the brief he appreciated what the unit and the men were all about.

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LMAO - hell everyone at Andrews said that. But we didn't do that "disappear into the local populace" thing as neat as they did.


Just got my copy today (now to finish the depressing last couple hundred pages of Foote's civil war trilogy). I did cheat & look at the foreword, preface & pics. Nice cross-section in the photos.
Hope you enjoy it! Not everything made it through the censor's review but that's what they're there for I guess....
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I'm also very much looking forward to reading this one, in part with the hopes that it ties in at points with material from other historical accounts (Bearden, Mitrokhin, etc.).
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Hope you enjoy it! Not everything made it through the censor's review but that's what they're there for I guess....
[Redacted], lol. Yes, all-in-all, it's easy to draw the context. 1/2 way through now and am thorougly enjoying what is, for my bookshelf, a balancing piece in SF history with its different theater emphasis, etc., along with the incredible time span covered. And, yeah, plenty of funny shit at no extra charge.

I actually remember thinking about them during the initial AyatollahAssaholah time - by then working a multi-point TTY circuit in the puzzle palace with some [Redacted OGOs]. Pouring another cup of coffee on what always turned out to be a 12 to 14-hour shift and thinking "bet there are some folks spun up right now no one's thinking about and they're not out at the Imbiss on Finckensteinallee." Buddy asked me where I went for a moment & what I was thinking about.

"Currywurst."

Solid read for anyone's bookshelf - 2x thumbs-up. Thanks for your efforts.
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I finished the book Thursday evening. It was a book that I would have to force myself to put down and get back to work or go to bed. It was a fantastic read and I was sad when I finished it. Should be a required reading for the 4th BNs.
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