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Posted By: John Schultz on: 06/26/2003 12:22:22 EDT
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The one-start that attended stood up and spoke briefly at the beginning.

He reminded us that Meyer faced the same problems faced today.

During his time with the Signal Corps as an Active Duty Officer he tried his hardest to get the Military Telegraph as part of the MILITARY but couldn't - then said, "See, even 143 years ago they had problems with Gov't CONTRACTORS!" Being a Gov't contractor myself, that is very funny!

And also being a "Confederate" for this event was my way of saying, "WE" were there first!

I arrived early and got the lay of the building and where I was to stand, practiced a few times, then stepped outside for a smoke. As I stood there a few Active Duty Signal Corps Officers walked by. I saluted smartly and they stopped and lit up as well. We talked. They said, "More than a few Confederate Seargents during the war wish they'd been standing on Ft. Monroe armed!

I had a great time - and it gave my small portion gave the now computer driven Signal Corps people a view into their past.

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