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Comments:
Larry, Great job on the first three volumes. I especially
enjoyed the first hand experiences of so many people.
I do wonder, though, why so many unit changes and if they
were worth it.
One responder wanted more about the Turkey sites, Well I
was at TUSLOG Det 3-3 for five months in late 1956. The
site was at Sile (pronounced Shile), but drew per diem
and lived in apartments in Fenerbache a suburb of Istanbul. I was one of the three Russian intercept ops
along with Romanian and Bulgarian. Believe me, I really
enjoyed my time there. The Russian effort didn't work out and me and John Nelson were shipped to Samsun where
we lived in houses still with per diem.

:!rofl:


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I admit it, I'm an airborne snob. My only contact with ground ops was a single -D class while I was an airborne instructor at Goodfellow. "The Price of Vigilance" reminded me of what I walked into shortly after that event. I'm waiting now for Volume IV to see what I missed by getting out. Great job, Larry!

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Larry, I found your book, "The Price of Vigilance" 1st Edition Jn 2001,exceptionally well done, and enjoyed it cover to cover. Your later books/volumes "Freedom Through Vigilance - History of the USAFSS" add valuable details and pictures. Good to see you are carrying on your tradition as a gifted historian. It would be nice if our Army (ASA) and other Agency folks could contribute a little of their history in SIGINT collection.

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Just finished reading Freedom Through Vigilance and although I was a Ground Radio Maintenance Technician, I found the book to be extremely interesting and thought provoking. It made me think back to my days with the 29th RSM at Clark AFB, PI and the many friends I still have from those days. I thank you Larry for devoting so much time to putting down in writing what most of us would not have been able to do.

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Comments:
Nice Work, Larry. Brought back memories that never seem to fade....even with all the time that's passed.

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Comments:
Larry,
I have just finished reading Vols. I and II of THE PRICE OF VIGILANCE. You have done a great job, and a great thing, bringing the history of the USAFSS to life. Your dedication and loyalty shows in what I have read.
I only wish that you had more on Turkey, specifically, Karamursel, TUSLOG Det. 3, and more on 6901st SCG, Zweibrucken - although through my own research I have not found as much as I would have expected.
These things are not to say that you haven't done a terrific job in researching, writing and compiling USAFSS history. WELL DONE. I am looking forward to purchasing Vol. III in the near future.
Good luck with your fine work on Vol. IV.
I am amazed at your research and particularly enjoyed your interviews with many USAFSS men. Some, I recognize and it was interesting to read what they had to say.

Keep on keepin' on.
Congratulations,
Trish Schiesser ;)


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Comments:
An excellent set of books---I enjoy the first-hand accounts and comments by actual "Silent Warriors" sprinkled throughout the history...Thanks for making the history of all "Silent Warriors" come alive after all these years! ;)

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Although I was not one of the guys in the field, I was assigned to the 6900th Security Wing at the IG Farben building in Frankfurt serving as the TS control clerk, I was very much aware of what was going on. Great book and a tribute to the ones who served.

Bob


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The Price of Vigilance and volumes I, II, III of Freedom Through Vigilance sit proudly next to my computer monitor.

There are many pieces of paper between the pages to mark items that I refer to often.

I value each and every volume and look forward to adding Vol IV to the group.

Thanks for documenting our history, accomplishments and they way USAFSS has grown.


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Larry,
Many thanks for writing this history of USAFSS. It was well written and you obviously put a lot of effort into it's research.


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