8/25/2005 12:48:00 PM
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The year was 1949 and I would say it was sometime in late spring or beginning of summer. Sorry I can't remember a more exact dae. We were a group of 4 USAF personnel of an Aircraft Control & Warning Ssquadron stationed at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, N. Mexico. We were walking to the mess hall at high boon and we happened to look up to witness three shiny objects at an extremely high altitude. It was difficult to determine altitude or the shape of these objects. From our point of view they appeard small due to their altitude. What attracted our attention was their shiny reflection from the sun. They zipped around in their flight during the time we were watching, changing direction at will. Actually they could change direction as fast as an individual could change their mind. They were not in a definite formation, but each would zip around in an independat direction during their mission or purpose as we watched.
I graduated from Abington High School in 1948 and enlisted in the USAF. After basic training, I spent the next 10 months at the USAF High Spreed Radio Operator Schools in Bellville, IL and Biloxi, Mississi ppi before being assigned to an Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, NM. During my time off, I was taking courses at the University of New Mexico until the Korean War broke out. Our whole outfit volunteered to go to Korea where I spent 19 months. Unfortunaltely we weren't allowed to finish what we went over to do. The then President Truman decided he wanted to belittle the greatest general of all time, Douglas MacArthur. He relieved MacArthur of his command because he thought MacArthur was going to run for presiden and displace him. Most of the Is wanted to back MacArthur and go into Chinba and do the job right. Truman said no. Now we are paying the jprice for what Truman did. We were the only country with the atom bomb. We sat aroung and waited for the rest of the world to catch up. Now uncountable countries have it or able to get it through the underground of terrorism. North Korea and Chibna are not a problem that President Bush created. Unfortunately for him, he inherited it and so did the 250 million plus American citizens because of President Truman..
Sorry. unable to suppy a sketch. Altitude of three objects was too high to make out the shape or size. If we didn't see the brilliant reflection from the sun on these moving objects, we would never have know they were there.
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