This was left as a comment on the blog, but I am posting it for people who may not see it. - editor
As I was looking for information on the United States Air Force Ground Observer Corp I was pleased to see so much about the Odebolt USAF-GOC.
I was Chief of the JN54B Post in LeMars, Iowa from 1953 to 1955 and can't find anything about that post. Our observation tower was at the top of the highest building on the Westmar College campus. Sometimes during drills the B-29s would fly at tree top level making the tower shake and we could see the rivets in their wings. We had a direct line to the Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska also.
There doesn't seem to be any recognition nor appreciation for those who served as volunteers in the Air Defense Command so I want to express my own thanks to the USAF-GOC members of Odebolt, Iowa, and wish for all who served to protect our freedoms to have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, A.D. 2015.
- Arthur E. Angove, D.O., general surgeon, Ret., New Berlin, WI
My reply: Thank you for your comment. Harvey Keller, who kept this historic information and passed it on to us, died November 29, 2014. He would have been so pleased to see your post.
For those readers that are interested, information on the Odebolt Ground Observer Corp is located at the Odebolt History Pages, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iaohms/1950s/goc_tower.html
- Barb Horak, editor