My Odyssey To Area 51

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His family and friends never knew he worked on special projects for the CIA. Fifty years later, the CIA admits the existence of the top-secret facility known as Area 51. Barnes, an Area 51 and Cold War veteran tells how he advanced from a desolate childhood on a remote ranch in the West Texas Panhandle, and through an Army career in radar and missiles to Area 51 to serve the CIA as an electronic More

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About TD Barnes

TD Barnes
DOB: January 25, 1937
Place of Birth: Dalhart, Texas
Current Address: 468 Palegold St., Henderson, NV 89012
Phone: (702) 481-0568, Fax: 566-4168, e-mail: tdbarnes@me.com
URLs: http://td-barnes.com/
http://area51specialprojects.com/
http://roadrunnersinternationale.com/
http://startelnevada.com

TD Barnes, author and entrepreneur, grew up on a ranch at Dalhart, Texas, and graduated from Mountain View High School, Oklahoma. He then embarked on a ten-year military career. He served as an army intelligence officer in Korea. Following 2 ½ years of radar and missile electronics schooling, he taught foreign students the Nike radar and missile system, and deployed with a Hawk missile battalion during the Soviet Iron Curtain threat. He attended Artillery OCS, where an injury ended his military career.
Barnes’ career included serving as a field engineer at the NASA High Range in Nevada for the X-15, XB-70, lifting bodies, and lunar landing vehicles. He participated in the NASA NERVA project at Jackass Flats, Nevada; and served in Special Projects at Area 51. Barnes later formed a family oil and gas exploration company, drilling and producing oil and gas and mining uranium and gold.
Barnes is currently the CEO of Startel, Inc., a landowner, and actively mining landscape rock and gold in Nevada. He is also the president of Roadrunners Internationale, an association of Area 51 veterans. Formerly, he was the first executive director of the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame.
Two National Geographic Channel documentaries: “Area 51 Declassified” and “CIA - Secrets of Area 51” have featured Barnes. Numerous documentaries produced by the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, and others also feature Barnes. The Annie Jacobsen book, Area 51 Declassified, also features his career.
Barnes is the author of two nonfiction books, MiGs Over Nevada, and Odyssey To Area 51, a 3 novel series about EMP and nuclear war, and a 3-novel series about Islamic Jihad in America. Barnes lives in Henderson, Nevada.

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Review by: Jim Harrison on Oct. 28, 2013 :
This is a must read. This is an insider's story of how others and he became members of a little-known cadre at Area 51 emerging as America's Secret Heroes of the Cold War with the CIA declassification of this famous, but little known military technological laboratory housing some of the world's deepest secrets. For the first time, the public will learn about the families who supported those working in secret at places unknown at tasks that they would not learn of in some cases for almost half a century. The nation's enemies knew, but not their families and friends. The book reveals how what happens at Area 51 is a global affair. This is a book that you will not lay down.
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