then learned that the special work for which I had been selected as
long ago as my early days in the army was to be of the clandestine nature
required in our Cold War day needs. I was assigned to our forces serving
in Germany where my specific duty required me to spend much time in
Bavaria, Austria and Switzerland, my clergy status and garb serving
as a cloak for my real work.
Duty required and enabled me to become proficient in downhill skiing.
Additionally, I became a member of a German fencing club to condition
me in the off-skiing months. This further enhanced my physique. By the
end of this duty in 1964, I was in excellent physical shape.