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I 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.