Cold War Montana

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Home to some of the most powerful nuclear missile systems in the world, Montana played an indispensable role in the war against Communism. Utilizing the Lend-Lease pipeline, Soviet spies ferried stolen nuclear and industrial secrets, loaded in diplomatic pouches, from Great Falls to the Soviet Union. Army nurse Lieutenant Diane Carlson served as “an angel of mercy” at the Pleiku Evacuation Hospital in the Central Highlands in Vietnam. Young Montana smokejumper “Hog” Daniels joined the CIA’s secret war in Southeast Asia, becoming the principal advisor to General Vang Pao in his desperate fight against Communists. Captain Ken Robison (U.S. Navy, Ret.), award-winning author and Cold Warrior, reveals tales of Montanans who made their mark on this titanic struggle.
ISBN: 9781467149273
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Montana
Series: Military
Images: 82
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Native Montanan Ken Robison is the historian at the Overholser Historical Research Center and for the Great Falls/Cascade County Historic Preservation Commission and is active in historic preservation throughout central Montana. He is a retired navy captain after a career in naval intelligence. The Montana Historical Society honored Ken as “Montana Heritage Keeper” in 2010.
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