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Sunday, 29 September 2013 22:13

The preparation of this historical manuscript is dedicated to the memory of not only my father, but also to the countless professional railroaders who, when called upon by their country in time of need, left home, job and family for the formidable environs of Iran and the Persian Gulf, and did their job.

The defeat of Nazi Germany was, in no small way, directly attributable to the tons and tons of supplies that were shipped by the 3d Military Railway Service to the beleaguered Soviet peoples, enabling them to defeat the enemy on the eastern front and setting the stage for final victory by the Allies.

Well done soldier-railroaders of the 3d Military Railway Service.

Michael W. Ragsdale, son of a veteran of the Persian Gulf Command, and damned proud of it.