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From Pigeons to Tweets The Dramatic Revolution in Military Communications

Clarence E. McKnight; Hank H. Cox

ISBN 10: 1933909234 / ISBN 13: 9781933909233
Published by History Publishing Company LLC, 2013
Used Condition: NF Hardcover
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Book is bound in dark blue cloth-covered boards with gilt title on the spine. No defects to note as book looks unread with the only interior marks being the book is INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR - Lt. General McKnight. This is a personal chronicle of Lt. General McKnight who rose through the ranks to become senior commander of the Signal Corps. He played a pivotal role in the U.S. military's transition from the age of the carrier pigeons, used in Korean War, into the modern era of satellites and drones. Black and white photos. 222 pages including the Index. Bookseller Inventory # 011787

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Title: From Pigeons to Tweets The Dramatic ...

Publisher: History Publishing Company LLC

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hard Back

Book Condition: NF

Dust Jacket Condition: NF

Signed: Inscribed By the Author

Edition: First Edition

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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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