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SEPT. 1976 - 1. AS RECENTLY DISCUSSED WITH ADMIN. COUNSELOR WASKA AND RSO PAYNE IN DEPARTMENT, SY PLANS REASSIGN PAYNE TO PRETORIA AS SENIOR RSO. POSITION IN PRETORIA IS SUPERVISORY IN NATURE, DEMANDING AN EXPERIENCED SY OFFICER, WITH A BROAD KNOWLEDGE OF DEPARTMENT'S GENERAL SECURITY AND ANTI-TERRORISM PROGRAMS. CONDITIONS IN THE 8 COUNTRIES (12 POSTS) SERVICED IN THE PRETORIA REGION AND POSSIBILITY OF INCREASED SEC RITY OFFICER STAFFING OF RSO OFFICE DEMAND OFFICER OF PAYNE'S SECURITY BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE. - KISSINGER


January 1975 thru July 1975

The ending of the Vietnam conflict was hectic for my brother, especially since he had planned on returning to LMU and finishing his degree before me, which he did. He had given me every opportunity to finish but I was slow in doing so, finishing up in 1978, two years behind him. I returned to the U.S. State Department for only about 10 months in 1975 and admittedly became disoriented, deciding to come back to LMU and finish what I had started.

Tokyo and Hong Kong Hilton


As Regional Security Officer in Taipei, Taiwan. my brother traveled often to Japan and China, where he was the State Department's Chief law enforcement officer.
My brother's worry seemed to be about the aging parents and I sensed this. I thought this important enough to consider staying at least for a while and seeing that they were cared for. Not until 1983 was I finally able to secure a job back with the State Department and would have been well on my way for a career with Diplomatic Security as a Courier but something stopped my efforts and that is what I would like to know, what went wrong in 1983?
I had never been "grilled" before like I was by the Special Agents with State only to become more confused than ever of why my job had been terminated.

My brother's Phil and Eddie were able to make my August 1978 Graduation from Lincoln Memorial University.

In October 1978 I became TVA's first Energy Advisor for Claiborne and Hancock Counties, Tn and Lee and Scott Counties, Va. I was able to offer $2000.00 free interest loans for improvements such as insulation, storm windows and doors, etc. Today the In-Home Energy Evaluation conducted by a Certified TVA Energy Advisor will cost a $150 fee; refunded if you make at least $150 in qualifying improvements. My term, sadly, was short as many internal political interstices culminated with local politics to end my term short of a year.

SEPT. 1974 - 1. AUG 1974 - WE WERE DEEPLY SADDENED AND SHOCKED TO LEARN OF THE UNTIMELY AND UNWARRANTED DEMISE OF JACK.

The Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) seeks the publicís help in finding those responsible for these cold-case crimes.
 

1. FOR WARSAW. DUE TO UNTIMELY DEMISE OF SECURITY OFFICER JOHN R. HERSE, SCHEDULED FOR RSO ASSIGNMENT PRETORIA, DEPT. FINDS IT NECESSARY TO CHANGE ROBERT B. BANNERMAN'S PROJECTED ASSIGNMENT FROM WARSAW TO PRETORIA.
 

Wikipedia - Herse Investigation
SEPT. 1974 - 1. RSO JOHN R. HERSE, WHO WAS SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE PRETORIA 18 AUGUST TO ASSUME PERMANENT RSO RESPONSIBILITIES, WAS ASSAULTED AND KILLED IN ROBBERY ATTEMPT ON EVENING OF 14 AUGUST IN ROSSLYN, VIRGINIA.
 

SUBJECT: REASSIGNMENT OF RSO GEORGE PAYNE
 

AUG. 1976 2. (ROBERT B.) BANNERMAN TO BE REPLACED BY RSO GEORGE PAYNE, FSR-4,
 

SEPT. 1976 1. GEORGE E. PAYNE, FRU-4, WILL BE GIVEN DIRECT TRANSFER FROM TAIPEI TO PRETORIA VICE BANNERMAN. ETD 12/17/76, ETA 12/20/76.
 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 1986 ó Robert B. Bannerman, regional security officer at the United States Embassy in Kenya, was killed Saturday night in a car accident in Nairobi, the State Department said today.

Ed Buis, Betsy Taylor, Pat Payne and Cynthia Taylor, Capetown, South Africa, January 1979

Ed Buis, Eddie Payne and Betsy Taylor - Capetown, South Africa, January 1979

Eddie Payne, Ed Buis, Pat Payne. The Graaff-Reinet Museum or "Reinet House", formerly a Dutch Reformed Church parsonage.

Eddie and Pat Payne, Capetown, South Africa, January 1979.

George and Pat Payne, Kruger National Park: South Africa Safari, January 1979.

Operation Credible Sport

Eddie Payne had to delay his TDY station in Washington from Petoria because of the situation in Iran. He was called home only after being told his mother was dying in early April 1980 during Eagle Claw. The second Iran Hostage Rescue attempt was after he returned to finish his tour that was August while Cerrdible Sport was underway staring a Lockheed Hurcules.

July 1980


Beef Heparin The primary use of heparin relates to it’s ability to prevent clotting of blood. Heparin is used to prevent a condition known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This condition is associated with the formation of blood clots in the blood vessels in the leg. These blood clots can sometimes travel to the lungs and block blood vessels there. The following medications may affect how heparin works or increase the risk of side effects: any medications that affect how well the blood clots (e.g., ASA, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., indomethacin, hydrocortosone, dextran)
September 1980


After complications from the medicine perscribed her for hip replacement, Mr. Joe Payne took his mother to St. Mary’s hospital after several attempts of calling the local emergency ambulance service failed. She trusted these men, as did the rest of the family. After a month in ICU she was given no hope of survival unless her leg was removed below the knee. But before this the family was told to bring all the family in, as the likelyhood was very great she would not survive the surgery. This resulted in her son, George Edward Payne being called home from his post in Petoria, South Africa while on call for then United States Department of State late in 1980. His brother Joseph Payne called the Command Center, U.S. Department of State, a number the family always kept in case of an emergency, to inform them to inform him he was urgently needed back home in Tennessee that his mother had been given little chance to live by her doctors.
THE CHAIN OF COMMAND, DS Agent Eric J. Boswell speaks to the staffing of over 65 new Embassies throughout the World.

2000 George Payne Memorial - Peter Bergin - Department of State Security

Director Bergin failed to mention one post - Kenya, East Africa

May 1999 Betty Payne Memorial Service
Mom in 1981 in my 1974 Ford Ranger. Bought it so I could begin my Tree Farm work and move "The Old Oak Tree", that was blown over by a big wind in August of 1981.

August 1981 - We had to Tye The Ribbon around another "Old Oak Tree".

Although I took the tree down myself, two guy's bet me they could load the tree as it was here and if so I would pay them for doing so. If they didn't load it they would haul off another tree that fell at the same time. They couldn't budge it.