From Pigeons to Tweets

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The author led the U.S. Army into the modern age of computer warfare developing portals through which avenues of digitalization eventually flowed to civilian use. A graduate of West Point, he rose to the rank of Commanding General of the U.S. Army's Signal Corps developing technology used by all the military services. This is his story beginning as a lieutenant in the Korean War when he used radio communication with pigeon backup to Operation Desert Storm when computer warfare was used for the first time.

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Clarence McKnight was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1929 and graduated West Point in 1952.He rose to general officer status going on to head both tactical and strategic communications commands before becoming deputy commandant and commandant of the Signal Training Centre and commanding general of Fort Gordon in 1976. After eighteen months, he became the first three-star commander of the Army Communications Command, Fort Huachuca, with more than 33,000 soldiers and civilians spread throughout fourteen countries. At Fort Gordon, he witnessed the merger of tactical and strategic communications

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LTG Mac McKnight is a U.S. Army Signal Corps icon and a recognized leader in the Joint community. His hallmarks are his plain talk, integrity, finding a way and championing education. Young readers will find this interesting journey a fun read with a bonus of lessons in adventure, persistence and turning challenge into success. Older readers will identify with and relive the excitement that comes with new assignments, accomplishments and insights gained. --Lt. Gen. Peter A. Kind (USA-Ret), Former Chief of Signal --Maj. Gen. Alan B. Salisbury,(USA- ret), Chairman and CEO Code of Support Foundation

The book was great, and I hated to see it end. The story is presented with all the emotions one feels in life as the evolution of communication takes place, as tragedies pile up, as courage is summoned to speak critically to the powerful, as life winds down, and the final statement of how we should live our lives unfolds and is recorded. What a life! The story is beautifully told and with a lot of humor. McKnight is a funny person. The readers of this book should be thankful that McKnight took some time off to live in his memories as he tells his story. --Professor Simon Perry, Professor Emeritus, Marshall University

This is a terrific true-life adventure of a world class soldier and citizen. -- --Honorable John G. Grimes, former Asst. Sec. of Defense and Senior Director White House Security Council

The U.S Army s magazine "On Point, The Journal of Army History" reviewed retired Lt. General Clarence McKnight s autobiography From Pigeons to Tweets published by History Publishing Company deeming it informative, humorous, and self-effacing. It is refreshingly honest, with McKnight admitting, for example, that he has reached his sunset years still nurturing a love-hate relationship with the Signal Corps. Quoting one engineer that the Signal Corps is not (...really sexy...not nearly as cool as paratroopers jumping out of airplanes. This...should not deter readers. The military s ability to communicate often dictates its success...Despite its focus on the Signal Corps and military communications, this autobiogrqphy is sure to have something for nearly every reader. --Melissa Ziobro, On Point, The Journal of Army History

This is a terrific true-life adventure of a world class soldier and citizen. -- --Honorable John G. Grimes, former Asst. Sec. of Defense and Senior Director White House Security Council

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