Force of Fate - Letters to Oma Time Line
Finally figured out a way to have others know about my blog. As I said, I'm a fast learner. By joining other blogs I get to advertise mine as well. There is hope after all.
Today I wanted to ad something to my story in the form of a timeline. I had never given this a thought in the past but recently some events occurred to me that gave me back some of my life and this led me to thinking. So here goes the timeline of my life:
1945 I was born in a small war ravaged town in western Germany.
1951 First day of school and an education that would lay the world at my feet.
1958 Journey to America, "Land of Opportunity".
1958 My travels across America began. Youngstown, Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio, Portland, Oregon,
Yelm, Washington, Sacramento, California, Florissant, Colorado, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
Aberdeen, Maryland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, Jamison,
1964 Enlist in the United States Air Force in Philadelphia, PA Off to Lackland AFB, San Antonio,
Texas for basic training.
1964 Assigned to 3404 School Squadron, Keesler AFB, Biloxi MS
1965 Assigned to 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, Hunter AFB, GA
1965 While assigned to 53rd WRS received SECRET clearance.
1965 Applied for US Citizenship
1965 TDY, Task Flight Delta in support of Operation Arclight, Clark AFB, Phillipines
1966 Received TOP SECRET clearance, Sheepdipped
1966 Returned to 53rd WRS, reapplied for US Citizenship
1966 PCS to Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico
1967 TDY to Eglin AFB, FL, TDY to Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal
1968 Discharged honorably from US Air Force, assigned to Air Force Reserves.
1968 Applied for employment at AEL Laboratories, Lansdale, PA denied because of lack of
1968 Obtained employment at Fabri-Tek, Fort Washington, PA
1968 Recruiting began by agents of federal government.
1970 Fabri-Tek closed Ft. Washington office forcing me to find other employment.
1972 Came to an agreement with federal agency.
What I have laid out here is basically the time line for my first book. Book One is complete but awaiting publication. Book Two begins by slightly overlapping the time line beginning in 1968.
Once Book Two is ready for publication I will write a time line for said book as well. To most novices in the field of Black Opps and Spies some of the jargon may seem alien. Believe me it was alien to me for many years until the government explained it in more detail. As an example: 1966 sheepdipped. This a word used sparingly because of its meaning. When one becomes sheep dipped all information available about this person is expunged. The person assumes at that point a new identity. Being married makes this very cumbersome since you are living two lives at once. My second book addresses this in more detail. I can tell you this much, it took until 2012 for me to get back my real identity with many blacked out events on paper.
I hope having given this information will give me some feedback or questions from those who visit my blog. If you visit and let me know of it I will look and follow your blog as well.