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Bill Pedersen writes:

My name is William K. (Bill) Pedersen and I was assigned to the Army Pictorial Center (APC) after graduating from Signal Corps OCS at Ft. Monmouth, NJ, Class 11, July 1952. After several months at the Center I earned MOS's as Still and Motion Picture photography and was assigned to the 525 MIS Unit in Ft. Bragg, NC, to support photo coverage and military intelligence for the 82nd Airborne Division. I remained there until my discharge in October, 1953.

 After several jobs in the advertising field, I wound up as Asst. V.P. and Director, Advertising and Promotion at Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY, in 1965. I retired from Kodak in 1987 and now live at 4 Burr Oak Drive, Pittsford, NY 14534.  

I'd be interested in learning the correct designation of the unit in which I served at the APC and the names and whereabouts of any of my fellow classmates there. I've already learned that Hunter Low was trained at the APC (but , not in my unit) and I knew him as a fellow employee at Kodak. I've lost touch with Hunter and virtually all of the fine people I knew at the APC.

For the information of anyone who many have known him, a fellow APC trained photo officer named Thomas Hope who served during the latter years of W.W.II in Europe, is still thriving in Rochester, NY, and is a close friend of mine. He, too, served a short while at Kodak before establishing his own current business as a research and information source for the Motion Picture and Audio Visual industry and the Encyclopedia Britannia.

Thank you for your help with this. In my twilight years (I'm now 78) it would be nice to be able to recall, with accuracy, some of the details of my younger years.

 /s/ Bill Pedersen, heypedersen@aol.com

(Posted April 18, 2006)