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11-14-2015, 10:45 PM

11-14-2015, 11:52 PM
Wow!!!!! That is amazing and what a life of achievements!!!!!

11-15-2015, 12:51 AM
Congratulations to your Dad on a very deserved William J. DonovanŽ Award! You have every reason to be proud, Hugh!

11-15-2015, 06:29 AM
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Porch Dweller
11-15-2015, 06:34 AM
That's a great achievement!

11-15-2015, 07:25 AM
Hugh, a big thank you to your father for his decades of service, and a hearty congratulations on the well earned award.

11-15-2015, 08:09 AM
Sweet, good reason to be proud

11-15-2015, 08:41 AM

11-15-2015, 08:46 AM
That's awesome, Hugh! A well deserved congratulations to your father.

11-15-2015, 09:12 AM
Very cool!!

11-15-2015, 09:21 AM
Thank you Hugh and thank you Amb. Hugh Montgomery.

another video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7I5VHXL0ko

11-15-2015, 10:27 AM
That is very cool :tu congrats to your dad .

11-15-2015, 11:09 AM
That was an awesome video Hugh! Be sure to thank your father for me :tu

11-15-2015, 06:10 PM
AWESOME achievement!! Congrats to you and your family Hugh!!

11-16-2015, 10:31 AM
Congratulations to your dad, Hugh.

11-16-2015, 11:04 AM
Incredible story. You have every right to be proud. Great man. Sorry pool season is over. I enjoy his company.

In case any of you missed it, here's the list of all recipients. Incredible group to be listed with:

William J. Donovan AwardŽ Recipients
1961 The Honorable Allen W. Dulles
1963 The Honorable John J. McCloy
1964 Lt. General William W. Quinn
1965 President Dwight D. Eisenhower
1966 The Earl Mountbatten of Burma
1967 The Honorable Everett McKinley Dirksen
1969 J. Russell Forgan
1970 The Astronauts of Apollo 11
1971 The Honorable David K. E. Bruce
1974 The Honorable William J. Casey
1977 The Honorable Robert D. Murphy
1979 His Excellency Jacques Chaban-Delmas
1981 The Right Honorourable Margaret Thatcher
1982 The Honorable John A. McCone
1983 The Honorable Richard Helms
1983 Sir William Stephenson
1986 President Ronald W. Reagan
1991 President George H. W. Bush
1993 Dr. Carl F. Eifler
1995 The Honorable William E. Colby
2004 The Honorable Ralph J. Bunche
2005 The Honorable William H. Webster
2007 Major General John K. Singlaub, USA (Ret.)
2009 General David H. Petraeus, USA
2010 Ross Perot
2011 Adm. Eric T. Olson, USN (Ret.)
2012 The Honorable Robert M. Gates
2013 Adm. William H. McRaven, USN
2014 The Honorable Leon E. Panetta
2015 Ambassador Hugh Montgomery

11-16-2015, 11:48 AM
This is amazing Hugh, thanks for sharing.

And thanks for posting that list Dave, quite an honorable group of people to be a part of :tu

11-16-2015, 12:53 PM
Extremely impressed and grateful for your father's decades of service for our country. Thank you for sharing, Hugh. You have every reason to be proud.

Congratulations and thank you, Ambassador Montgomery.

11-16-2015, 01:03 PM

11-16-2015, 03:10 PM
That is cool! What a guy.

11-25-2015, 02:53 PM
A few more items about my dad:



04-07-2017, 07:27 PM
I am very sad to say my father passed away yesterday evening at age 93. Please smoke a special one for for this special man!

04-07-2017, 07:35 PM
I am very sad to say my father passed away yesterday evening at age 93. Please smoke a special one for for this special man!

Sorry sorry to hear this, Hugh.

I have a couple good cigars left, one of them will definitely be in his be in his honor.

May his memory be a blessing.

04-07-2017, 07:35 PM
I am very sad to say my father passed away yesterday evening at age 93. Please smoke a special one for for this special man!

Hugh...my sincerest condolences to you and your family. Kellie and I send our thoughts and prayers. A very special and accomplished man, indeed, has left us.

04-07-2017, 07:38 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

04-07-2017, 08:07 PM
Very sorry to hear that, Hugh. What a truly remarkable man your father was! He packed more into his years of living than pretty much any of us could ever dream to.

04-07-2017, 09:02 PM
Sorry for your and Karen's loss. The United States lost a true patriot

04-07-2017, 10:19 PM
My deepest condolences to you and your family Hugh.

I'm sorry I never got a chance to personally thank your father.

04-07-2017, 10:38 PM
I am very sorry for your loss, Hugh.

04-08-2017, 03:57 AM
Sorry to hear of your loss Hugh.

Tio Gato
04-08-2017, 04:47 AM
Very sorry for your and your family's loss Hugh. I will indeed burn a good one today in his honor.

04-08-2017, 05:37 AM
My condolences to you and your family.

04-08-2017, 07:20 AM
So incredibly sorry to hear Hugh. I can truly say that I was honored to meet him, even if his mobility started to go his mind was sharp as ever, joking and reminiscing. He will be missed by many

04-08-2017, 07:21 AM
Godspeed Mr. Montgomery. Sorry to hear it Hugh. A Great American among Great Americans.

04-08-2017, 08:54 AM
So sorry to hear the news, Hugh. He was a great man. You and Karen will be in my thoughts, and I will smoke something special in his honor tonight.

04-09-2017, 05:44 AM
From The Washington Post:

Ambassador HUGH MONTGOMERY Scholar, teacher, soldier, spy, diplomat, loving husband and father, Ambassador Montgomery was all of these things and more. He spent close to 70 years serving his country all over the world. He was born in Springfield, MA in 1923, grew up in Windsor Locks, CT working at the family company over the summers when off from the famous Loomis School. A proficient linguist, a trait he acquired from his mother, a language teacher, he entered Harvard University in 1941 and before he could finish, war erupted and he joined the 82nd Airborne Division. His facility for languages caught the eye of the OSS and he finished the war undertaking clandestine missions for them behind enemy lines. He helped liberate the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. After the war, he finished his education at Harvard with a PhD in Romance Languages. He then taught at Harvard for a few years before joining the Central Intelligence Agency where he remained for his entire career except for brief interludes working at the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research and serving as an Ambassador to the United Nations. He retired at the age of 90 and spent his last years mentoring the younger generation of Intelligence Officers. In his active retirement he enjoyed his pool, crossword puzzles and word jumbles, reading, and his chairmanship of the OSS Society, especially planning for the National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations. He passed away on April 6, 2017 after a brief illness. He was a man of integrity, a true patriot who loved and served his God, his country and his family with grace, humility and distinction. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was the loving husband of the late Annemarie Janak Montgomery and is survived by his son, Hugh (Karen) Montgomery Jr., and daughter, Maria Montgomery. Relatives and friends are invited to Ambassador Montgomery's Life Celebration at Money and King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA on Tuesday, April 11 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1910 N. Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22207 at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Grove Cemetery in Windsor Locks, CT at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The OSS Society, 7700 Leesburg Pike, #324, Falls Church, VA 22043. Online condolences and fond memories of Ambassador Montgomery may be offered to the family at: moneyandking.com

04-09-2017, 08:49 AM
My heartfelt condolences, Hugh.
Your dad was a great American.

04-10-2017, 09:00 AM
My condolences, Hugh.

Your father was a true patriot. May he Rest In Peace. :usa

04-10-2017, 03:43 PM
God's blessings, Hugh!

Your family is in my prayers.

04-11-2017, 07:36 AM

04-11-2017, 02:13 PM
Very sorry for your loss, Hugh.

04-15-2017, 08:27 PM
Surprised by this the other night. Go to 7:10


04-15-2017, 10:38 PM
Surprised by this the other night. Go to 7:10


Awesome! :tu

Don Fernando
04-16-2017, 03:35 AM
I'm sorry for your loss.

04-16-2017, 12:27 PM
Surprised by this the other night. Go to 7:10


That's fantastic, Hugh. What a man your father was. He deserves every honor bestowed upon him.

06-08-2017, 10:31 AM
Another great article about my father!


06-08-2017, 10:57 AM
beautiful piece, thanks for sharing

06-08-2017, 11:52 AM
Another great article about my father!


That is awesome! :tu I wish someone would write a book about your father ;) I am certain it would be a bestseller.

06-09-2017, 10:12 AM
Thank you for sharing, Hugh! :tu