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f50lrrp
10-17-2011, 10:11
Admiral Eric T. Olson

Six hundred celebrants in full mess dress uniforms and tuxedos assembled Saturday to honor the OSS Society, which presented its most coveted award to Navy Admiral Eric T. Olson, recently retired commander of U.S. Special Operations Command. Glints around the Washington hotel ballroom came from medals not jewelry A sense of history and patriotic occasion was in the air, recalling clandestine exploits of the past, and those of “the newest ‘greatest generation’ of special forces.”

For the uninitiated, “OSS” was the onetime Office of Strategic Services, created during World War II by pointman Army Major Gen. William J. Donovan, and “PhDs who could win a bar fight,” members say. The OSS was the predecessor of the CIA; the agency itself was well represented at the event, with keynote remarks by Director David H. Petraeus. The OSS Society has spirit, cheerfully touting a signature man’s cologne called “Old Spies,” and pushing ambitious plans for a new national museum. Details are here: www. osssociety.org

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Mike Soetaert

Bill Harsey
10-18-2011, 11:13
f50lrrp,
Thank you for the report and Congratulations to Admiral Eric T. Olsen.

Cleaning up a part of the shop last week I came across a couple videos Col. Rex Applegate gave me some time ago.
These are films of OSS training converted to video as soon as the files had been declassified.

Surgicalcric
10-18-2011, 11:21
...Cleaning up a part of the shop last week I came across a couple videos Col. Rex Applegate gave me some time ago.
These are films of OSS training converted to video as soon as the files had been declassified.

Those would be great to have on digits...