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Book 2 Chapter 174

Sunday morning after breakfast I went to the Oval Office and read the new reports. The C5 bringing the bodies had been delayed in Germany and was not going to land in Dover until Monday at 1800. That delay was … Continue reading

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Book 2 Chapter 173

I opened the folder with the CIA supplied satellite pictures from this morning and handed the two to Frank, “Did you know about the covered boat pens across from AD Dammam?” I asked. ‘‘No, we knew there was construction in … Continue reading

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Book 2 Chapter 172

I slipped on a tee shirt, pajama bottoms and slippers, then with agents and the football in tow made my way to the elevator for the tunnel and then the command center where any conversation could be secure. Tom was … Continue reading

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Book 2 Chapter 171

An hour later Tammy was finished with the project. The first draft was just like I wanted. I had her transfer the drawing to the bottom of the letter I was returning to the General. I called Ambassador Al Farsi … Continue reading

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Book 2 Chapter 170

Monday was long, all morning was with the joint chiefs and updates – one right after the other. The Secretary of the Navy and the representative from Newport News Shipbuilding came with a positive attitude for the first time in … Continue reading

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Book 2 Chapter 169

Marine One landed at the Norfolk Navy Yard shortly before 0800. A group of VIP vans carried me and the group that always traveled with me. Today there were additional officials; Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Navy, Chief of … Continue reading

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Book 2 Chapter 168

Monday I left early for the White House – good bye was a little harder this time. But at least I had no more visible hickeys, although there were one or two more. They were coming over Wednesday for another … Continue reading

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Book 2 Chapter 167

The boys met me at the door. They had been shopping today with Jenny and Pop-pop. They had new work boots and two new John Deere pedal tractors with wagons. They had been to the John Deere dealer in Queen … Continue reading

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Book 2 Chapter 166

I knew when I got out of bed that today was going to be hectic, but I was going home at the end of it. I had breakfast brought to my desk in the Oval Office. I had two patties … Continue reading

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Book 2 Chapter 165

I had breakfast with my mates at 0600 and then walked them back to the 406s. All of the men had driven back home last night. Back in the Oval Office I had a list of calls to make before … Continue reading

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