Cold War account of why Mormons were over-represented as military translators

This is an excerpt from a very funny atheist Army veteran. I had no idea that many Mormons use/used the military as a way to learn languages for their missionary work. It makes sense. Late in her career, she describes being harassed simply for being pregnant or a woman, etc. The harassers were the same religious people who spent so much time trying to convert her. I was in from 1987-1990 during the end of the cold war when interrogators went to language school for a year or so. But … [Read more...]