January 21st, 2005

Our Boy Alex




During the war Alex was a Teletype operator with the US Army Signal Corps in England. At a rate of 97 flawless words per minute, he relayed intelligence reports of German troop movements, locations of enemy aircraft and naval vessels, and even the goings on in the Fuhrer's high command--all of it Top Secret stuff. Sometimes he read what he typed, other times he thought of something else as he kept his machine chattering along. It was a great duty assignment. He was always on the move from one Royal Air Force base to another. Two weeks here, three weeks there. All over.


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