Quote Of The Day: Encountering A Spooky Army ‘Major’ Near Hue in Vietnam

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Photograph of PFC Bruce Prater and SP4 Michael Harsh, 8th Radio Research Group, taken in Phu Bai, Vietnam, October 1967. Michael Harsh enlisted in the Army in July 1966 at 20 years old.

Photograph of PFC Bruce Prater and SP4 Michael Harsh, 8th Radio Research Group, taken in Phu Bai, Vietnam, October 1967. Michael Harsh enlisted in the Army in July 1966 at 20 years old.

In May 1969, Maj. Thomas Morgan, the artillery intelligence officer for the 101st Airborne Division, went over to a secret squirrel signals facility near Hue.

“It was run by a major who wore old-fashioned crossed sabers, cavalry brass. I immediately suspected he was not a bona fide Army officer because he asked me what I was doing there, then asked me what a battalion was.”

As it turned out, Morgan relates in the July issue of ARMY magazine, “He was a decent sort, probably CIA, and we got along.”

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