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LTC Nicholson Event in Ludwigslust, March 2014

LTC Nicholson Event in Ludwigslust, March 2014  SFC (ret) Thomas Favia, USMLM 1989-1991, reports from Kirkel Germany where he lives, that preparations are under way for a planned 2014 ceremony in honor of LTC Arthur Nicolson at the memorial near Ludwigslust.  Here is what is planned so far:   Wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial…

U. S. ARMY TRAIN 349

U. S. ARMY TRAIN 349 Commander John Fahey, Naval Member, May 1960 to June 1962 Every evening a U. S. Army train left West Berlin to cross 110 miles in the Soviet zone for West Germany.  Reaching the West Berlin – Soviet zone border the locomotive was unhooked and replaced by an East German locomotive along…

Ambassador Lynn Marvin Hansen 1935-2013

Вечная память (USMLM 1961-1963 and 1971-1975) Lynn Marvin Hansen, 77, of West Haven, Utah passed away Friday evening, October 4, 2013 while attending the BYU-USU football game. He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Faith, seven children, 27 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Lynn was born and raised on his father’s farm near Idaho…

“Passage Prohibited” by John Fahey (USMLM 1960-1962)

 From “Inside Old Dominion University,”  22 August 2013 True-Life Spy Stories Featured in Former Prof’s New Book, ‘Passage Prohibited: Behind the Iron Curtain’ Before he joined the Old Dominion faculty in 1966, former Russian professor John Fahey had served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, first as a combat airship command pilot in World…

Randal Jones, USMLM 85-88, releases first Cold War novel – PENDULUM

This week Randy Jones, USMLM 85-88, released his first cold war novel, Pendulum, with a foreword by fellow Mission member, MG (retired) Mike Ennis.  Pendulum is historical fiction based on actual events leading up to the signing of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.   The book’s main character, Major Matt Bollard and the United States…

J.R. in Thuringen

J.R. in Thuringen By L. G. Kelley, Col USMC (Ret.), NavRep, Interim Deputy Chief, 1983-86 During the Cold War the West German government went to great lengths to inform and influence the East German populace, and the media played a prominent role in the effort. By the early 1980s ARD and ZDF’s broadcast coverage extended…

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