"Birds In Hand"--Ed Schmidt, WWII 279th Fighting Pigeoneers
Dear Pigeon Talk,
I have just corrected the links so that they take you directly to Ed Schmidt's story, "Bird In Hand".
Thanks for your comments. Ed is a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He's a very dear friend, and I'm privileged to be able to tell his story in my upcoming film. Col. Clifford A. Poutre, Chief Pigeoneer, US Army Signal Corp Pigeon Service, told me off camera that Ed Schmidt was one of his best men/pigeoneers at Fort Monmouth, NJ. in 1942. And believe me, Col. Poutre knew his pigeoneers and pigeons very well. They were all handpicked for the Pigeon Service.