PO Box 1142 Book and Web Site Project about Secret WWII Mission Launches on Kickstarter

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April 26, 2012 - PRLog -- Newport Beach, CA-  PO Box 1142, a book and web site project by Alex Kanakaris, launched today at Kickstarter ( http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/afk/po-box-1142  ) . In addition an informational video is on YouTube .   PO Box 1142 is the amazing true story of the humane and historic treatment of prisoners that helped achieve the U.S. victory and shorten the duration of the war, impacted the cold war, the Central Intelligence Agency, our putting a man on the moon and forever changed the course of history. Because the mission was top secret and not declassified until recent years, the patriotic veterans held their silence for sixty years but are now honored by Congress, the Military and the Forest Service at Ft. Hunt Park, Virginia where PO Box 1142 was,  and the story can now be told.

This story of PO Box 1142 is just as relevant today as it was when it occurred and it is one that truly touches all the human emotions of war and peace. Many of the interrogators, who used intelligence and cunning rather than torture and humiliation, were Jewish and their families had escaped persecution of the Nazis. They were chosen for PO Box 1142 both for their loyalty in interfacing with German prisoners but also for their knowledge of language, geography and science. In all, they provided questioning and surveillance of more than 4,000 prisoners.

“I want to write a great book and create a great web site on this amazing story. I have a very personal reason. The Chief Intelligence Officer for PO Box 1142 was the greatest teacher I ever met, Major Arnold Kohn. Mr. Kohn enabled me to learn more in my final year of high school than all my other academic years combined. He took me under the wing of his Individualized Study Program at Pacific Grove High School in California and let me take my entire school day in his classroom. He found the key to making me succeed in school and through standardized testing achieve my only straight A report cards,” said Alex Kanakaris.

“I dedicate the PO Box 1142 project, consisting of an eBook, paperback book, web site and movie treatment, to the late Major Arnold Kohn. I always knew he was a hero. Because of Major Kohn's modesty and the classified nature of his work, I had no idea what a universal hero he was or the impact of his patriotism. The PO Box 1142 book and web site project project will attempt to do justice to Mr. Kohn and the other great Americans who he served with in World War II at PO Box 1142.,” Mr. Kanakaris added.

Here is the YouTube video about the project:


To learn more about the project call Shelley Dietrich at 949-272-6441 who can arrange for stories .  Alex Kanakaris (www.alexkanakaris.com ) is the author of Signs of Intelligent Life on the Internet (Amazon, Five Stars) and co-founder of Daily Deal TV (www.DailyDealTV.com ). To see the Kickstarter project and updates on this story go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/afk/po-box-1142 .
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