The Military Officers Association of America
Albuquerque, New Mexico

    MOAA Members 100th Birthdays/Award Presentation/POW-MIA Remembrance

    September 15, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    NM Veterans Memorial
    just north of Gibson
    No charge
    LTC Mike Houck, USA (Ret)
    Albuquerque Chapter MOAA Members 100th Birthdays
    Award Presentation / POW-MIA Remembrance

    When:  Friday, September 15, 2023
    WhereNM Veterans Memorial Park, 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE
    Time 1300-1500
    1200 –   Arrivals, Arrange Conference Room, POW/MIA Flag, Set MIA Table, Social
    1300 –   Chorus / Quartet (not confirmed)
         Pledge of Allegiance; Welcoming Remarks
                  Chorus / Quartet (not confirmed)
                  Centenarian and Nonagenarians Birthdays in 2023
                  Chorus / Quartet (not confirmed)
                  MIA Table – Remembrance and Recognition Day
                  Chorus / Quartet (not confirmed)
    1340      Lunch:    Finger Sandwiches, cold salads, and beverages
                                 Cake and Ice Cream
                 Chorus / Quartet (not confirmed)
    1415     Award Presentation:
    Atomic Veterans Service Certificate (AVSC) and Atomic Veterans Commemorative Service Medal to Al Baye (CW4 (R) USA; WWII Army vet Pacific)
    Enewetak Atoll Test Site 1948 Operation SandStone Nuclear Weapons Tests

    Shot:  X-RAY April 15 200-foot (61-meter) tower on Enjebi Island 37 Kiloton

    The purpose of the Sandstone tests were primarily tests of new bomb designs rather than of the effects of nuclear weapons. Three tests were carried out in April and May 1948 by Joint Task Force 7, with a work force of 10,366 personnel, of whom 9,890 were military.  SSG Al Baye, USA, member of the Firing and Engineering Branch. An assistant Scientific Director was responsible for the engineering and firing work. He selected a staff of engineers from Sandia Branch of LASL to carry out his duties. This branch was responsible for the following activities:

              Weapon assembly and handling
              Ships’ modifications and installations
              Communications liaison
              Firing circuitry liaison
              Construction liaison
              Industrial safety
    Michael Houck
    LTC (R) USA
    2nd Vice President
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