There was an interesting article in my National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) magazine, about a facility known only as P.O. Box 1142. Very interesting.
When the facility was disbanded, the participants were swown to secrecy, and many went to their graves without talking about it. Over the years, various parts of the information became declassified, but no one told the Veterans. In 2006, a Fort Hunt park ranger, during one of his tours, explained the history, and a participant explained that his neighbor had been stationed there. This ranger took the initiative to ensure that this veteran, and others, were notified of the de-classification and to interview them to collect relevant information and history. In October 2007, a group of the former intelligence workers gathered for the first time since the war's conclusion, and a flagpole and plaque recognizing their contributions were dedicated on the original grounds. The Park Service is hoping to build a Visitor Center to immortalize this important part of our WWII history.
For the full NPCA Article, click here.