Letter of Appreciation


4 JAN 1966



Captain Life N. Dove

17th Troop Carrier Squadron

APO Seattle 98742


1.   During the period 24 October through 31 October 1965 you participated in Project LONG SHOT, a DOD sponsored underground nuclear detonation at Amchitka Island, Alaska.  During this period you were assigned to the Air Force Special Weapons Center Detachment 2 Provisional (AFSC) as a C-130 navigator.

2.   This assignment required extremely long working hours under difficult and adverse environmental conditions.  Your diligent and professional attention to duty contributed materially to the overall success of Project LONG SHOT.  Your efforts, together with those of your co-workers, has enabled the Department of Defense to substantially increase its effects knowledge as pertains to seismic identification of underground nuclear detonations.

3.   Please accept my sincere appreciation for a job "well done."  Your outstanding performance of duty reflects credit upon yourself and the United States Air Force.






Deputy, Nuclear Field Operations




Above orders courtesy of Life N. Dove.  This document was transcribed as accurately as possible from the original orders.


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