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It might be worth mentioning that David Morales held cryptographic clearance.

JK

Yes and David Morales is a very compelling person in his own right;

"we'll I guess we took care of that S.O.B."

According to Vince Palamara, citing

"Computers and People" magazine, March 1975- written by Grace Vale

Lt. Col. George J. McNally, Chief of the Army Signal Corps on 11/22/63 in Texas, was also a former Secret Service agent

circa 1935-1942

Here is a photo of Mr. McNally in 1961; at that time he is listed as with the Army Signal Agency.

http://www.jfklibrar...-ST-8-3-61.aspx

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Lt. Col. Harrod George Miller, educated at USMA, Yale, and Harvard, inventor, manager of highly complex organizations; Deputy Chief Signal Officer - ETOUSA, CO - Chicago Signal Depot, CO- Army Signal Training Center, FT Monmouth, NJ and responsible for all Signal training.

http://ip.com/patent/US1947484

Patented Feb. 20. 1934

Harrod G. Miller, Oceanport, N.J. Application August 13, 1928

http://www.google.com/search?q=I+first+met+Captain+Harrod+G.+Miller+who+at+that+time+was+Post+Signal+Officer&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&client=firefox-a#q=I+first+met+Captain+Harrod+G.+Miller+who+at+that+time+was+Post+Signal+Officer&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbo=u&tbm=bks&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wp&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=694e547d6b7aa5ce&biw=1320&bih=654

Listening to the enemy: key documents on the role of ...

books.google.comRonald H. Spector - 1988 - 285 pages - Snippet view Pg 44

This station operated for about two months and was discontinued because of equipment failures and

because of what was considered a more pressing need for the operators to man point-to-point radio and

telegraph circuits. A later examination of the records of this station indicated that the main mission

had been copying Japanese press broadcasts for the information of G-2. and the secondary mission was

copying any type of Kana transmission to determine the types of traffic being handled over Japanese

radio circuits. Very little attempt to analyze this traffic was made but it included: a. Commercial

messages, point-to-point b. Commercial messages, ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship c. Kana press

broadcasts d. Army messages in a system termed "Kan-San" e. Navy messages In July or August 1932,

Lieutenant Green was relieved as Officer in Charge of the Radio and Telegraph Office by Captain John P.

Ferriter. Captain Ferriter was also interested in Radio Intelligence, which I learned shortly after he

took over the Office and came around and found me trying to copy Kana. Captain Ferriter was studying

the language and was trying to develop the most expedient means of copying the code for the training of

operators who, he was certain, would some day be necessary. As soon as Captain Ferriter learned that I

was interested in this field, he relieved me from operating and turned the intercept station over to me

with instructions to use my own head and learn all I could about the business. Thereafter, until March

1933, I devoted most of my time to practice in copying Kana code, by all the means available, until I

was fairly proficient in copying: a. by pencil in Kana; b. by pencil in Romaji; c. on the standard

telegraph typewriter in Romaji; d. on the Navy Kana typewriter. After several months' practice with all

these systems I adopted the standard telegraph typewriter as the best means. Captain Ferriter was not

convinced that the telegraph typewriter was the best system and continued to study other means which

eventually led to the development and limited production of the "Ferriter Typewriter" which will be

discussed later. My desire to learn more about Radio Intelligence and Radio in general led me to apply

for the Radio Electricians Course at the Signal School. My application was approved and I left Manila on the March boat in 1933. Captain Ferriter left Manila on the same boat with an assignment to Fort Monmouth, and while enroute to San Francisco, via North China and through Japanese Waters, he made arrangements for me to use an extra receiver in the Ship's radio room for intercept purposes. No information of a substantial nature was gained from this mission. On arrival at Fort Monmouth I was assigned to duty in the Post Radio and Telegraph Office, an assignment which almost cost me the opportunity to take the School Course.an assignment which almost cost me the opportunity to take the School Course. While working at the Post Station, I first met Captain Harrod G. Miller who at that time was Post Signal Officer. In September 1933, I entered the Signal School and found that Captain Ferriter had been assigned as the director of the Radio School.

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From time to time I monitored, for practice, the old Jap military frequencies and about the time of the outbreak of open warfare between China and Japan I noticed that the Japanese systems changed from Kana totheNZSMATRWVO figure system .....

http://books.google.com/books?id=I3EYAQAAMAAJ&q=%22harrod+g+miller%22&dq=%22harrod+g+miller%

22&hl=en&ei=jqxETtWjFILe0QGJ_tjqBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&sqi=2&ved=0CEIQ6AEwBA

Army and navy journal: Volume 77, Issues 1-26

1939

Capt Harrod G. Miller, from Philippine Dept., to 3rd Dlv., Ft. Lewis, Wash.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MvFXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=SvUDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1161,3302452&dq=harrod-

miller+fort+lewis&hl=en

Spokane Daily Chronicle - Apr 15, 1941

Two More Officers Will Come Here

Major Harrod G. Miller, signal corps. today was ordered by the war department from Fort Lewis to duty

at Fort George Wright....

http://www.google.com/search?q=Sacramento+Calif+Miller+H.+G.+Sig+Corps+Fort+George+Wright+Wash&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&client=firefox-a#ds=n&pq=sacramento%20calif%20miller%20h.%20g.%20sig%20corps%20fort%20george%20wright%20wash&hl=en&cp=1&gs_id=2f&xhr=t&q=%22Sacramento%20Calif%20Miller%20H.%20G.%20Sig%20Corps%20%22&qe=IlNhY3JhbWVudG8gQ2FsaWYgTWlsbGVyIEguIEcuIFNpZyBDb3JwcyAi&qesig=jmeDMzfLoEDOvvRFuM-wiQ&pkc=AFgZ2tm5azFk99A1f0VMk3F5MqgvJ83HCeB74BADfcXeg9pqm4w1JDrHRtzMmhJOORFEmW01xP4TPrylpECirsVYASn15h_3ig&pf=p&sclient=psy&client=firefox-a&hs=jFo&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aunofficial&tbs=ar:1&tbm=nws&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=%22Sacramento+Calif+Miller+H.+G.+Sig+Corps+%22&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=7c3158182979bc7d&biw=1320&bih=654

Army Orders and Assignments

$3.95 - New York Times - Jun 20, 1941

... Francisco Calif to high school Sacramento Calif Miller H. G. Sig Corps Fort George Wright Wash to

Fort Lawton Wash

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MORE ARMY OFFICERS DUE FOR PROMOTION

Pay-Per-View - The Sun - Dec 16, 1941

Two lieutenant colonels are to re- ceive double jumps to the rank of brigadier. They are William S. Rum- bough, Signal Corps, in command of the replacement .

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbo=1&noj=1&biw=1320&bih=654&tbs=ar%3A1&tbm=nws&q=chicago+signal+depot+pershing+rd&btnG=Search&oq=chicago+signal+depot+pershing+rd&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=34959l37475l0l41014l8l8l0l0l0l0l290l533l2-2l2l0

LT. COL. HC MILLER ASSUMES COMMAND OF ARMY DEPOT HERE

Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - Aug 5, 1945

... o n s has as sumed command of the Chicago Signal depot the army service forces huge corn munications dis tribution center onPershing rd He succeeds Col .

http://www.google.com/search?q=miller+chicago+signal+depot&hl=en&tbo=1&noj=1&tbm=nws&source=lnt&tbs=cdr:1,cd_min:1946,cd_max:1946&sa=X&ei=lt5ETrn_OMTl0QGlqIX8Bw&ved=0CA8QpwUoBQ&biw=1320&bih=654

2 WAA AIDES ADMIT CUT-PRICE SURPLUS; They Say 200 Army...

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FB0A1EFD385C107A93C7AB1782D85F428485F9

$3.95 - New York Times - Sep 25, 1946

... s disposal of surplus electronic equipment in the Chicago Signal Depot. The letter, addressed to Col. HG.,Miller; Commanding Officer of the depot,

http://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&tbo=1&q=%22Miller.+Harrod+G.%22+harvard&btnG=

U. S. Army register

books.google.comUnited States. Adjutant-General's Office - 1946 - Snippet view

Miller. Harrod G. (0160-14). B— Mo. 8 Dec. 00. A— MA, Mo. LM, B. 8. MB 8., U. 8. MA, 25. Qrad.: Sig.

Scb. 28, Chem. Warfare Sch., Line and Staff Officers' Course, 34. MS, Yale Univ., 26. Maj. AUS SI Jan. 41; accepted 9 Feb. 41; It. col. AVS 14 Dec. 41; col.

AUS U July it. Cadet MA 2 July 21; 2 It. Sig. C. 12 June 25; 1 It. 1 Aug. 30; capt. 1 Aug. 35; ma). 12 June 42.

Harvard alumni directory

books.google.comHarvard Alumni Directory (Office), Harvard Alumni Association, Harvard University - 1970 - Snippet view

24 Oct. 1966 Miller. Harrod G.

Biographical register of the officers and graduates of the U.S. ...: Volume 9

http://www.google.com/search?sclient=psy&hl=en&tbo=1&biw=1320&bih=654&noj=1&tbm=bks&source=hp&q=%22*Charleston+SC%2C+SO+8+Interceptor+Comd+8%22&btnG=Search&oq=%22*Charleston+SC%2C+SO+8+Interceptor+Comd+8%22&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=10677l10677l0l12299l1l1l0l0l0l0l422l422l4-1l1l0

books.google.comGeorge Washington Cullum, United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates - 1950 - Snippet view

... 49)— 7632 HARROD GEORGE MILLER (B-Mo 5 Dec 1900; A-Mo) 7 Military History:— PI, Spec Intel work in Sig O Phil Dept. 1 Jan 39 — Jul 40; Ft Lewis Wash, CO 3 Sig Co, — 10 Jan 41; Seattle Wash, SO 2 Interceptor Comd 2 AF, — (Maj AUS 31 Jan 41)— (Lt Col AUS 24 Dec 41)— Feb 42; Charleston SC, SO 8 Interceptor Comd 8 AF,— Apr 42; England, Actg SO 8 AF, SO 8 Ftr Comd, Asst SO Torch AF,— (Maj SC 12 Jun 42)— (Col AUS 15 Jul 42)— Oct 42; No Africa, Asst SO Torch AF, 8 Nov 42—3 Mar 43; No Africa, Italy, France, SO SOS NATOUSA and SOLOC— (No Africa, Italy, So France)— (2LM BSM CR)— 20 Feb 45; ETOUSA, Paris, Dpty C Sig Off,— 10 Jan 46; Chicago 111, CO Chicago Sig Dep

http://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&tbo=1&q=%22Harrod+G.+Miller%22+harvard&btnG=#sclient=psy&hl=en&tbo=1&tbm=bks&source=hp&q=%22French+Foreign+Legion%3B+Crown+of+Italy%3B+Officer+of+the+British+Empire%3B*%22&pbx=1&oq=%22French+Foreign+Legion%3B+Crown+of+Italy%3B+Officer+of+the+British+Empire%3B*%22&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=0l0l7l11825l0l0l0l0l0l0l0l0ll0l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=694e547d6b7aa5ce&biw=1320&bih=654

Signals: Volume 5, Issue 1 - Volume 7, Issue 6

books.google.comArmed Forces Communications Association, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (U.S.) - 1951 - Snippet view

A native of Kahoka, Missouri, and a graduate of West Point, Colonel Miller also holds a Master of Science degree from Yale, and studied Advanced Business Management at Harvard Business School. In addition to the assignment as deputy chief signal officer in Paris under Major General FH Lanahan, Colonel Miller also served during World War II as signal officer of the Eighth Fighter Command in England and as signal officer in the North African Theater of Operations. Colonel Miller's decorations include: Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star; Legion of Honor; Croix de Guerre, three citations; Croix de Service; French Foreign Legion; Crown of Italy; Officer of the British Empire; Order of Leopold; and Palmes Academique. from the imperative need for improved methods of training to produce communication and other electronic technicians in the shortest possible time, starting with young men who normally possess at most a high school education. Its functioning is essentially as follows: When a group of recruits are received at the school, ....

http://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&tbo=1&q=signal+european+%22hence+the+signal+corps+became+part+of+the+services+of+supply.*%22&btnG=

Getting the message through: a branch history of the U.S. Army ... - Page 298

books.google.comRebecca Robbins Raines, Center of Military History - 1996 - 464 pages - Google eBook - Preview

Hence the Signal Corps became part of the Services of Supply. In June 1942 the European Theater of Operations, United States Army (ETOUSA), was organized to replace the USAFBI, and General Dwight D. Eisenhower assumed command. Brig. Gen. William S. Rumbough became the theater's chief signal....

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Lt. Col. Harrod George Miller, educated at USMA, Yale, and Harvard, inventor, manager of highly complex organizations; Deputy Chief Signal Officer - ETOUSA, CO - Chicago Signal Depot, CO- Army Signal Training Center, FT Monmouth, NJ and responsible for all Signal training.

http://ip.com/patent/US1947484

Patented Feb. 20. 1934

Harrod G. Miller, Oceanport, N.J. Application August 13, 1928

http://www.google.co...iw=1320&bih=654

Listening to the enemy: key documents on the role of ...

books.google.comRonald H. Spector - 1988 - 285 pages - Snippet view Pg 44

This station operated for about two months and was discontinued because of equipment failures and

because of what was considered a more pressing need for the operators to man point-to-point radio and

telegraph circuits. A later examination of the records of this station indicated that the main mission

had been copying Japanese press broadcasts for the information of G-2. and the secondary mission was

copying any type of Kana transmission to determine the types of traffic being handled over Japanese

radio circuits. Very little attempt to analyze this traffic was made but it included: a. Commercial

messages, point-to-point b. Commercial messages, ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship c. Kana press

broadcasts d. Army messages in a system termed "Kan-San" e. Navy messages In July or August 1932,

Lieutenant Green was relieved as Officer in Charge of the Radio and Telegraph Office by Captain John P.

Ferriter. Captain Ferriter was also interested in Radio Intelligence, which I learned shortly after he

took over the Office and came around and found me trying to copy Kana. Captain Ferriter was studying

the language and was trying to develop the most expedient means of copying the code for the training of

operators who, he was certain, would some day be necessary. As soon as Captain Ferriter learned that I

was interested in this field, he relieved me from operating and turned the intercept station over to me

with instructions to use my own head and learn all I could about the business. Thereafter, until March

1933, I devoted most of my time to practice in copying Kana code, by all the means available, until I

was fairly proficient in copying: a. by pencil in Kana; b. by pencil in Romaji; c. on the standard

telegraph typewriter in Romaji; d. on the Navy Kana typewriter. After several months' practice with all

these systems I adopted the standard telegraph typewriter as the best means. Captain Ferriter was not

convinced that the telegraph typewriter was the best system and continued to study other means which

eventually led to the development and limited production of the "Ferriter Typewriter" which will be

discussed later. My desire to learn more about Radio Intelligence and Radio in general led me to apply

for the Radio Electricians Course at the Signal School. My application was approved and I left Manila on the March boat in 1933. Captain Ferriter left Manila on the same boat with an assignment to Fort Monmouth, and while enroute to San Francisco, via North China and through Japanese Waters, he made arrangements for me to use an extra receiver in the Ship's radio room for intercept purposes. No information of a substantial nature was gained from this mission. On arrival at Fort Monmouth I was assigned to duty in the Post Radio and Telegraph Office, an assignment which almost cost me the opportunity to take the School Course.an assignment which almost cost me the opportunity to take the School Course. While working at the Post Station, I first met Captain Harrod G. Miller who at that time was Post Signal Officer. In September 1933, I entered the Signal School and found that Captain Ferriter had been assigned as the director of the Radio School.

Pg. 47

From time to time I monitored, for practice, the old Jap military frequencies and about the time of the outbreak of open warfare between China and Japan I noticed that the Japanese systems changed from Kana totheNZSMATRWVO figure system .....

http://books.google....arrod+g+miller%

22&hl=en&ei=jqxETtWjFILe0QGJ_tjqBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&sqi=2&ved=0CEIQ6AEwBA

Army and navy journal: Volume 77, Issues 1-26

1939

Capt Harrod G. Miller, from Philippine Dept., to 3rd Dlv., Ft. Lewis, Wash.

http://news.google.c...2452&dq=harrod-

miller+fort+lewis&hl=en

Spokane Daily Chronicle - Apr 15, 1941

Two More Officers Will Come Here

Major Harrod G. Miller, signal corps. today was ordered by the war department from Fort Lewis to duty

at Fort George Wright....

http://www.google.co...iw=1320&bih=654

Army Orders and Assignments

$3.95 - New York Times - Jun 20, 1941

... Francisco Calif to high school Sacramento Calif Miller H. G. Sig Corps Fort George Wright Wash to

Fort Lawton Wash

http://www.google.co...iw=1320&bih=654

MORE ARMY OFFICERS DUE FOR PROMOTION

Pay-Per-View - The Sun - Dec 16, 1941

Two lieutenant colonels are to re- ceive double jumps to the rank of brigadier. They are William S. Rum- bough, Signal Corps, in command of the replacement .

http://www.google.co...290l533l2-2l2l0

LT. COL. HC MILLER ASSUMES COMMAND OF ARMY DEPOT HERE

Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - Aug 5, 1945

... o n s has as sumed command of the Chicago Signal depot the army service forces huge corn munications dis tribution center onPershing rd He succeeds Col .

http://www.google.co...iw=1320&bih=654

2 WAA AIDES ADMIT CUT-PRICE SURPLUS; They Say 200 Army...

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FB0A1EFD385C107A93C7AB1782D85F428485F9

$3.95 - New York Times - Sep 25, 1946

... s disposal of surplus electronic equipment in the Chicago Signal Depot. The letter, addressed to Col. HG.,Miller; Commanding Officer of the depot,

http://www.google.co...2+harvard&btnG=

U. S. Army register

books.google.comUnited States. Adjutant-General's Office - 1946 - Snippet view

Miller. Harrod G. (0160-14). B— Mo. 8 Dec. 00. A— MA, Mo. LM, B. 8. MB 8., U. 8. MA, 25. Qrad.: Sig.

Scb. 28, Chem. Warfare Sch., Line and Staff Officers' Course, 34. MS, Yale Univ., 26. Maj. AUS SI Jan. 41; accepted 9 Feb. 41; It. col. AVS 14 Dec. 41; col.

AUS U July it. Cadet MA 2 July 21; 2 It. Sig. C. 12 June 25; 1 It. 1 Aug. 30; capt. 1 Aug. 35; ma). 12 June 42.

Harvard alumni directory

books.google.comHarvard Alumni Directory (Office), Harvard Alumni Association, Harvard University - 1970 - Snippet view

24 Oct. 1966 Miller. Harrod G.

Biographical register of the officers and graduates of the U.S. ...: Volume 9

http://www.google.co...422l422l4-1l1l0

books.google.comGeorge Washington Cullum, United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates - 1950 - Snippet view

... 49)— 7632 HARROD GEORGE MILLER (B-Mo 5 Dec 1900; A-Mo) 7 Military History:— PI, Spec Intel work in Sig O Phil Dept. 1 Jan 39 — Jul 40; Ft Lewis Wash, CO 3 Sig Co, — 10 Jan 41; Seattle Wash, SO 2 Interceptor Comd 2 AF, — (Maj AUS 31 Jan 41)— (Lt Col AUS 24 Dec 41)— Feb 42; Charleston SC, SO 8 Interceptor Comd 8 AF,— Apr 42; England, Actg SO 8 AF, SO 8 Ftr Comd, Asst SO Torch AF,— (Maj SC 12 Jun 42)— (Col AUS 15 Jul 42)— Oct 42; No Africa, Asst SO Torch AF, 8 Nov 42—3 Mar 43; No Africa, Italy, France, SO SOS NATOUSA and SOLOC— (No Africa, Italy, So France)— (2LM BSM CR)— 20 Feb 45; ETOUSA, Paris, Dpty C Sig Off,— 10 Jan 46; Chicago 111, CO Chicago Sig Dep

http://www.google.co...iw=1320&bih=654

Signals: Volume 5, Issue 1 - Volume 7, Issue 6

books.google.comArmed Forces Communications Association, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (U.S.) - 1951 - Snippet view

A native of Kahoka, Missouri, and a graduate of West Point, Colonel Miller also holds a Master of Science degree from Yale, and studied Advanced Business Management at Harvard Business School. In addition to the assignment as deputy chief signal officer in Paris under Major General FH Lanahan, Colonel Miller also served during World War II as signal officer of the Eighth Fighter Command in England and as signal officer in the North African Theater of Operations. Colonel Miller's decorations include: Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star; Legion of Honor; Croix de Guerre, three citations; Croix de Service; French Foreign Legion; Crown of Italy; Officer of the British Empire; Order of Leopold; and Palmes Academique. from the imperative need for improved methods of training to produce communication and other electronic technicians in the shortest possible time, starting with young men who normally possess at most a high school education. Its functioning is essentially as follows: When a group of recruits are received at the school, ....

http://www.google.co...pply.*%22&btnG=

Getting the message through: a branch history of the U.S. Army ... - Page 298

books.google.comRebecca Robbins Raines, Center of Military History - 1996 - 464 pages - Google eBook - Preview

Hence the Signal Corps became part of the Services of Supply. In June 1942 the European Theater of Operations, United States Army (ETOUSA), was organized to replace the USAFBI, and General Dwight D. Eisenhower assumed command. Brig. Gen. William S. Rumbough became the theater's chief signal....

Hey, Tom. As usual I appreciate any input regarding Harrod G Miller, General Rumbough was a big name at D-Day in Normandy, at least behind the scenes....

It is ironic you cited Getting the Message Through, [above].

A certain used bookstore here in Dallas has a copy which I have copied some material out of, but still desperately wanted the actual book, the used price

was $40.00, so much for used books.......lol...

Always nice to hear from you.......

Here are some odds and ends I found regarding General William S. Rombaugh, and a odd story, don't know if John Rumbough was a relative of the General......

Arlington National Cemetery Gen William S Rumbough

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=59716956

Pauline and William S Rumbough

Footnote 138 Ltr, Rumbough to CSigO, 2 Jul 44, sub: VHF Radio Com. SCIA file 4 Rumbough Rpts folder 2.

"Radio relay equipment," General Rumbough later declared in retrospect, "is a revolutionary development in communication." In fact, radio relay alone preserved communications on more than one occasion, when wire could not keep pace during the onrush of American armies in Europe. Rumbough, "Radio Relay," Military Review, XXVI, No. 2, pp. 3-12, passim.

Gen. William S. Rumbough

http://www.history.army.mil/html/reference/normandy/TS/SC/SC3.htm

http://www.history.army.mil/html/reference/normandy/TS/SC/End3.htm

also below this particular Rumbough was on a Minutemen Club’s enemies list

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?mode=searchResult&absPageId=1391638

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - July 12, 2002

ALZHEIMER'S PATIENT ESCAPES, DROWNS

Retired bank executive John Rumbough had become so confused that earlier this year, his family moved him from his Boca Raton retirement community to an Alzheimer's skilled nursing ward nearby so he would be safe.

But Rumbough still was able somehow to thwart two doors locked with security codes, a third door wired with an alarm system and a monitor strapped to his ankle, to slip outside Edgewater Pointe Estates on a rainy night Monday.

Rumbough, 88, was found dead in a landscape pond about 100 yards from the building by security guards about 11:15 p.m., according to police reports. His nurses had noticed he was missing about 10:30 p.m. and, after about 45 minutes of searching, called the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office.

He still had his ankle monitor on. Rumbough was one of seven residents in Edgewater's Lehman Special Care Unit who wore it there because he had kept pulling off the device when it was on his wrist.

The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner has listed the death as an accidental drowning.

Officials with ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, which owns Edgewater, think Rumbough waited near the unit door used by the public and ducked out on the heels of departing visitors.

"He had a couple of previous episodes of wanting to get out and wanting to get out badly," said Keith Kreidel, Edgewater's executive director. "We'll never really know how he did it."

The monitor automatically locks the door when a resident approaches but if it already was open, it wouldn't have mattered, Kreidel said. The monitor also should have triggered an alarm "but if someone heard it and went to the door, [Rumbough] would have been gone and they wouldn't have seen anyone," Kreidel said.

Edgewater reported the incident to the state's elder abuse unit and nursing home regulators, Kreidel said, and both sent investigators on Thursday.

There were five nursing assistants and two nurses with the 50 residents on the Monday night shift, slightly less than the day shift but more than the average required by the state.

But the facility now has someone stationed constantly at the door and is considering additional security technology. They also are cautioning visitors, many of whom are spouses and friends who live in Edgewater's independent section.

"We don't want this to happen ever again," Kreidel said.

Rumbough's son, who came from New Jersey this week, agreed the incident was an accident, ACTS spokeswoman Mary-Randolph Scott said. But Lynn Barr, Rumbough's niece from Blackwood, N.J., is less supportive.

"It cost a lot of money for this facility and this was not how my grandfather's life was supposed to end," she said.

Mary Barnes, executive director of the Alzheimer's Community Care Association in West Palm Beach, was surprised the incident happened at Edgewater. The facility had never had an accidental death and usually scores high on state inspections.

"In my past experience, they've done a great job," she said.

Diane Lade can be reached at dlade@sun-sentinel.com or 561-243-6618.

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