Today's post is about the first man who paid that ultimate price thanks to an article from Lee Edwards at The Daily Signal publication.
Douglas Mackiernan was recruited into the CIA as it formed in 1947 and served in Urumqi in Western China. He observed and reported on the growth of the Soviet nuclear capability.
I'm not one to spoil a good story with my lead in statements so I'll just stop here and allow you to link over to the original article to read the balance of Mr. Mackiernan's exploits.
To access the original story link over here: Meet the Cold War Hero We Should Never Forget
I dug a little deeper to learn more about this man and found the official CIA recognition of his service. You can read their version at this link - Remembering CIA's Heroes: Douglas Mackiernan.
Thank you to Lee Edwards of the Heritage Foundation's, The Daily Signal, for bringing this story to us and for allowing this link to the original article.
Thank you to the CIA.gov website for the access link to their profile of Mr. Mackiernan.