Black Virgin 3
We had a radio phone in FDC and the mountain had a MARS station (military phone system) so one night, with little to do, we placed a call to Ralph Thompson’s wife in Chicago. We linked 8 Army switchboards to a HAMM radio operator that placed a civilian call and she answered. The call lasted only a few minutes before some switchboard cut us off and broke the chain. This was the only success in many attempts. Being up all night allowed us time to exercise our creative side.