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Author Topic: The Devil's Brigade - Reunion Via Ham Radio  (Read 1456 times)
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« on: April 13, 2018, 05:21:01 AM »

In the 1990s while living in eastern Montana, I had the amazing experience of reuniting two soldiers that served in the Devil's Brigade.  They both trained near Helena, Montana. 

One day, I was operating on the amateur radio shortwave Ten-Meter band, and a gentleman answered my, “CQ, CQ, CQ, this is N7PMS in Montana, Over”.  I took notes of our conversation.

The next day, when again I called for any station to answer my call for a conversation, another fellow, from Canada, answered me.  I learned something amazing: Both of these two men mentioned that, during World War Two, they both were in the same special forces unit, training near Helena, Montana.

One of these Veterans served in the Canadian Armed Forces, and the other in the American Armed Forces.

Listen to my story, for the full details of this amazing experience I had as an amateur radio operator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFMplHjxy6s  <<< ======= Click to hear the full story.

This certainly was one of the most memorable moments in my amateur radio hobby experience!  The joy of reuniting friends is good.

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Special_Service_Force:

The 1st Special Service Force (also called The Devil's Brigade, The Black Devils, The Black Devils' Brigade, and Freddie's Freighters), was an elite American-Canadian commando unit in World War II, under command of the United States Fifth Army. The unit was organized in 1942 and trained at Fort William Henry Harrison near Helena, Montana in the United States. The Force served in the Aleutian Islands, and fought in Italy, and southern France before being disbanded in December 1944.

The modern American and Canadian special operations forces trace their heritage to this unit. In 2013, the United States Congress passed a bill to award the 1st Special Service Force the Congressional Gold Medal.


Thank you for watching, and sharing.  Comments are welcome: do you have a memorable moment in your radio hobby experience on the air?

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 08:01:35 AM »

For those that want to skip the very beginning (in which I set the context), because you want to get right to the story, here is the link that brings you to the 3:22 time mark in the video:

https://youtu.be/YFMplHjxy6s?t=3m22s

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