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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, July 5 2012 4:02 AM UTC +00:00

About

We got 16 backers and some international news on our first time up at Kickstarter...but we fell short of the funding goal. This time we have made the rewards more attractively priced and we are going to really get the word out about the greatest untold story of World War II that gives us lessons for the world today.

After 60 years of silence, World War 11 veterans were finally reunited and given the opportunity to speak about their work at “P.O. Box 1142,” a secret military intelligence facility that operated at what is now known as Fort Hunt Park in Virginia.

Along with the stories of other veterans who learned of the declassification of one of the great stories of WWII, a living history has begun to emerge. Congress has now honored these veterans for their extraordinary heroism in what they achieved for the nation and the world, and held secret all those years.

It is an amazing story of humane and historic treatment of prisoners that helped achieve the U.S. victory and shorten the duration of the war, impacted the cold war, the Central Intelligence Agency, our putting a man on the moon and forever changed the course of history.

Members of PO BOX 1142 Reunion
Members of PO BOX 1142 Reunion

This is a story just as relevant today as it was when it occurred and it is one that truly touches all the human emotions of war and peace. Many of the interrogators, who used intelligence and cunning rather than torture and humiliation, were Jewish and their families had escaped persecution of the Nazis. They were chosen for PO Box 1142 both for their loyalty in interfacing with German prisoners but also for their knowledge of language, geography and science. In all, they provided questioning and surveillance of more than 4,000 prisoners.

PO BOX 1142 Memorial Marker
PO BOX 1142 Memorial Marker

I want to write a great book and movie treatment and create a great web site on this amazing story. I have a very personal reason. The Chief Intelligence Officer for PO Box 1142 was the greatest teacher I ever met, Major Arnold Kohn. Mr. Kohn enabled me to learn more in my final year of high school than all my other academic years combined. He took me under the wing of his Individualized Study Program at Pacific Grove High School in California and let me take my entire school day in his classroom. He found the key to making me succeed in school and through standardized testing achieve my only straight A report cards.

I dedicate the PO Box 1142 project, consisting of an eBook, paperback book, web site and movie treatment, to the late Major Arnold Kohn. I always knew he was a hero. Because of Major Kohn's modesty and the classified nature of his work; I had no idea what a universal hero he was or the impact of his patriotism.

Mr. Kohn encouraged my writing skills and helped me publish a high school newspaper. I went on to edit magazines and write a book called Signs of Intelligent Life on the Internet. The PO Box 1142 project will attempt to do justice to Mr. Kohn and the other great Americans who he served with in World War II at PO Box 1142.

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