Welcome to the United States Military Liaison Mission Association website. The United States Military Liaison Mission (USMLM) has been called the most successful and productive intelligence collection organization of the Cold War era. Established following the second world war, USMLM and its members performed a dual mission: liaison between the US and Soviet military forces in a divided Germany and intelligence monitoring of Soviet forces in East Germany. Today, with many of the Mission’s operations and reports declassified, the Association’s website provides a place for members to share stories and chronicle both the mundane and heroic efforts of the Mission’s members.
This coming March marks the 30th anniversary of the death of then Major Arthur Nicholson, shot by a Soviet Army sentry outside Ludwigslust. There will be two separate ceremonies held, one near the shooting in Ludwigslust Germany and one at the grave site at Arlington. For more information follow the link.
“In the corner two Army counterintelligence NCOs sat at a table opposite a modest and rather scruffy young man in a black windbreaker. The incredulous looks on the sergeants’ faces, their occasional guffaws, and body language indicated stunned disbelief at the story they were hearing. Periodically they gasped at his tale. The young man was a Marine, Lance Corporal Montague, and I would never forget him.”
If you are a USMLM or Allied Mission unit member (or family member), we’d like to hear from you. Looking for a former colleague? We’ll relay your message. Contact us to get started.
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