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By Lloyd R. Spanberger
It was the early 1960s and our country was in the midst of the cold war with the Soviet Union. President Eisenhower had, earlier, decided to initiate development of a spy satellite system to obtain strategic intelligence data on the Soviets. A massive program was instituted to accomplish this goal and, as part of the overall program, the concept of an all-military facility to provide R&D support and duplicate imagery processing from these satellites, was ordered. This began the establishment of the AFSPPF, which operated for 15 years in that capacity. This story describes the mission of the AFSPPF and what it was like to work in an Ultra Top Secret operation, whose mission was not disclosed until now. No-one involved with our operation could talk about it to anyone, including family, friends or anyone else in the military, unless they were properly cleared and were amongst those who needed to know. All content herein was derived from the personal recollections of our remaining members and from what little official declassified documentation we could find. It is hoped the reader will enjoy learning what it was like to work in such a unique Top Secret unit of the U.S. Air Force.
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By Lloyd R. Spanberger
It was the early 1960s and our country was in the midst of the cold war with the Soviet Union. President Eisenhower had, earlier, decided to initiate development of a spy satellite system to obtain strategic intelligence data on the Soviets. A massive program was instituted to accomplish this goal and, as part of the overall program, the concept of an all-military facility to provide R&D support and duplicate imagery processing from these satellites, was ordered. This began the establishment of the AFSPPF, which operated for 15 years in that capacity. This story describes the mission of the AFSPPF and what it was like to work in an Ultra Top Secret operation, whose mission was not disclosed until now. No-one involved with our operation could talk about it to anyone, including family, friends or anyone else in the military, unless they were properly cleared and were amongst those who needed to know. All content herein was derived from the personal recollections of our remaining members and from what little official declassified documentation we could find. It is hoped the reader will enjoy learning what it was like to work in such a unique Top Secret unit of the U.S. Air Force.
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By The American Maritime History Project
Political and Military Statements in Support of the Thousands of Merchant Mariners Including Those We Honor in This Book Braving the Wartime Seas “The Academy serves the Merchant Marine as West Point serves the Army and Annapolis serves the Navy . . .” (September 30, 1943, dedication of USMMA campus) President Franklin D. Roosevelt “The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril.” Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill “This is a hundredth gone. Too damned many of these fine lads gone. Wish there was more we could do to minimize losses.” Captain Richard R. McNulty, June 16, 1943 Note on report of death of a Cadet-Midshipman “They have brought us our lifeblood and they had paid for it with some of their own . . . they have delivered their cargoes to us who needed them so badly. In war it is performance that counts.” Quotes from Douglas MacArthur, General of the U.S. Army “Yours was the first front on every ocean, and without you, no Army and Navy can survive . . . one of the vital teams participating will be recognized as the merchant seamen in dungarees . . . we of the Navy will salute you with a final ‘Well done’.” Admiral Harold R. Stark, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe “Our operations would not have been possible without the strong support of our Merchant Marine. These gallant officers and men maintained a bridge of ships across the Pacific, and bore their share of the Japanese attacks while unloading on distant islands where the struggle was still intense and the issue not yet decided.” Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations Braving the Wartime Seas is the final book of the American Maritime History Project, a private nonprofit foundation. The quotations were drawn from www.usmm.org. Front cover was designed by Marek Mutch, Bay Village, OH.
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By The American Maritime History Project
Political and Military Statements in Support of the Thousands of Merchant Mariners Including Those We Honor in This Book Braving the Wartime Seas “The Academy serves the Merchant Marine as West Point serves the Army and Annapolis serves the Navy . . .” (September 30, 1943, dedication of USMMA campus) President Franklin D. Roosevelt “The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril.” Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill “This is a hundredth gone. Too damned many of these fine lads gone. Wish there was more we could do to minimize losses.” Captain Richard R. McNulty, June 16, 1943 Note on report of death of a Cadet-Midshipman “They have brought us our lifeblood and they had paid for it with some of their own . . . they have delivered their cargoes to us who needed them so badly. In war it is performance that counts.” Quotes from Douglas MacArthur, General of the U.S. Army “Yours was the first front on every ocean, and without you, no Army and Navy can survive . . . one of the vital teams participating will be recognized as the merchant seamen in dungarees . . . we of the Navy will salute you with a final ‘Well done’.” Admiral Harold R. Stark, Commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe “Our operations would not have been possible without the strong support of our Merchant Marine. These gallant officers and men maintained a bridge of ships across the Pacific, and bore their share of the Japanese attacks while unloading on distant islands where the struggle was still intense and the issue not yet decided.” Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations Braving the Wartime Seas is the final book of the American Maritime History Project, a private nonprofit foundation. The quotations were drawn from www.usmm.org. Front cover was designed by Marek Mutch, Bay Village, OH.
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By v.h. markle
Let us not forget those who served. We were called to duty and we went to war. These are the stories of a few of those brave young men and women who fought in America’s most unpopular war. These are stories of times, events, and places that should never be forgotten. In war, the brain encircles and captures thoughts, sights, smells and sounds you can never get rid of. After the battle, the mind can shut down, and thoughts begin to smother the brain. If a veteran speaks, listen with open ears and an open mind. They all have something to say. If you are a brother or sister from Vietnam talk to someone, write down your thoughts, contact a brother or sister. If you can, don’t hesitate, Go To The Wall. These things have made me cry but they have brought back the smile that was once forgotten for so many years. Welcome home my brothers and sisters.
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By v.h. markle
Let us not forget those who served. We were called to duty and we went to war. These are the stories of a few of those brave young men and women who fought in America’s most unpopular war. These are stories of times, events, and places that should never be forgotten. In war, the brain encircles and captures thoughts, sights, smells and sounds you can never get rid of. After the battle, the mind can shut down, and thoughts begin to smother the brain. If a veteran speaks, listen with open ears and an open mind. They all have something to say. If you are a brother or sister from Vietnam talk to someone, write down your thoughts, contact a brother or sister. If you can, don’t hesitate, Go To The Wall. These things have made me cry but they have brought back the smile that was once forgotten for so many years. Welcome home my brothers and sisters.
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By T. Garth Connelly
This story follows a young naval officer from his time in a New England prep school, the Naval Academy through to the Second World War and his two love affairs. It describes his time on PT boats and his love of these speedy little fighting boats which were often called 'fifty-tons of fightin' fury'. After his death, his only son is inventorying his estate and comes across his unfinished memoir and read some of it and was amazed at what he read in it.
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By T. Garth Connelly
This story follows a young naval officer from his time in a New England prep school, the Naval Academy through to the Second World War and his two love affairs. It describes his time on PT boats and his love of these speedy little fighting boats which were often called 'fifty-tons of fightin' fury'. After his death, his only son is inventorying his estate and comes across his unfinished memoir and read some of it and was amazed at what he read in it.
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By T. Garth Connelly
This story follows a young naval officer from his time in a New England prep school, the Naval Academy through to the Second World War and his two love affairs. It describes his time on PT boats and his love of these speedy little fighting boats which were often called 'fifty-tons of fightin' fury'. After his death, his only son is inventorying his estate and comes across his unfinished memoir and read some of it and was amazed at what he read in it.
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By Rhonda Lomeli
Many World War II books are written by historians or officers. Semper Fi, Marine, is the unique journey of two enlisted brothers as they face the perils of the Pacific Theater. The riveting battle comes to life using first-hand accounts. Each had to find his own way at this pivotal time in history, and both tested their limits to hold true to their core values. The author traveled to the opposite side of the globe to view one of the battlefields at which her father fought. This historical recounting affects not just “The Greatest Generation”, but generations to follow.
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By Rhonda Lomeli
Many World War II books are written by historians or officers. Semper Fi, Marine, is the unique journey of two enlisted brothers as they face the perils of the Pacific Theater. The riveting battle comes to life using first-hand accounts. Each had to find his own way at this pivotal time in history, and both tested their limits to hold true to their core values. The author traveled to the opposite side of the globe to view one of the battlefields at which her father fought. This historical recounting affects not just “The Greatest Generation”, but generations to follow.
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By Rhonda Lomeli
Many World War II books are written by historians or officers. Semper Fi, Marine, is the unique journey of two enlisted brothers as they face the perils of the Pacific Theater. The riveting battle comes to life using first-hand accounts. Each had to find his own way at this pivotal time in history, and both tested their limits to hold true to their core values. The author traveled to the opposite side of the globe to view one of the battlefields at which her father fought. This historical recounting affects not just “The Greatest Generation”, but generations to follow.
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By Edward Mastronardi MC CD
This is a honestly realistic novel graphically describing the experiences of a representative group of young Canadians volunteering to fight an unknown enemy in an obscure Asian peninsula for reasons as varied as their ethnic and social backgrounds. The author accurately portrays their motivations and experiences along with a convincing picture of the actual fighting avoiding unwarranted heroics and sensationalism, portraying a truthful account of what Korea was like to the men in the front lines as well as the loves they left behind in Canada and the United States. Written in a chronological form emphasizing its historical perspective centering on the activities of a Canadian battalion, in its build up, training in Canada and the United States, finally indoctrination in battle. The incidents are real for the most part, also indicating for soldiers death and tragedy often occurring unexpectedly, not necessarily confined to the battle field. The contribution of Canada to the United Nations effort halting Communist aggression in the Far East is not as well known as it deserves to be; this book is intended to make up for it.
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By Edward Mastronardi MC CD
This is a honestly realistic novel graphically describing the experiences of a representative group of young Canadians volunteering to fight an unknown enemy in an obscure Asian peninsula for reasons as varied as their ethnic and social backgrounds. The author accurately portrays their motivations and experiences along with a convincing picture of the actual fighting avoiding unwarranted heroics and sensationalism, portraying a truthful account of what Korea was like to the men in the front lines as well as the loves they left behind in Canada and the United States. Written in a chronological form emphasizing its historical perspective centering on the activities of a Canadian battalion, in its build up, training in Canada and the United States, finally indoctrination in battle. The incidents are real for the most part, also indicating for soldiers death and tragedy often occurring unexpectedly, not necessarily confined to the battle field. The contribution of Canada to the United Nations effort halting Communist aggression in the Far East is not as well known as it deserves to be; this book is intended to make up for it.
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By Edward Mastronardi MC CD
This is a honestly realistic novel graphically describing the experiences of a representative group of young Canadians volunteering to fight an unknown enemy in an obscure Asian peninsula for reasons as varied as their ethnic and social backgrounds. The author accurately portrays their motivations and experiences along with a convincing picture of the actual fighting avoiding unwarranted heroics and sensationalism, portraying a truthful account of what Korea was like to the men in the front lines as well as the loves they left behind in Canada and the United States. Written in a chronological form emphasizing its historical perspective centering on the activities of a Canadian battalion, in its build up, training in Canada and the United States, finally indoctrination in battle. The incidents are real for the most part, also indicating for soldiers death and tragedy often occurring unexpectedly, not necessarily confined to the battle field. The contribution of Canada to the United Nations effort halting Communist aggression in the Far East is not as well known as it deserves to be; this book is intended to make up for it.
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