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A Howard Watson Intrigue

Lessons from VietnamAfter I graduated from WestPoint Academy, my father George literally screamed at me when I volunteered for early duty in Vietnam. He never let up on the notion that Vietnam was the wrong war at the wrong time against the wrong enemy. I can recall his words like it was yesterday. “Howard, this ain’t our fight! This is the white man’s M-O getting into another...
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A Howard Watson Intrigue

Happy New Year 2019.Glad you're still around.  I've been getting a lot of questions about one of my colleagues - Tim Yamamoto. He's a great guy and even greater Agent..but then again, I'm biased.Tim Yamamoto's father Akashi is straight up Japanese and his mother Carrie is half-Japanese and half-Black. During World War II, twelve year-old Akashi, along with his father, mother and older...
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A Howard Watson Intrigue

Hello again. Glad you can join me.Ok, the question that's been asked a lot. "What's up with you and Phil Davenport, the FBI Agent from Chicago?" Hope you like the answer.If you read THE PACT you will know that I met Phil Davenport in the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia. He had a very solid upbringing in an upscale suburb outside Cleveland, Ohio. I believe the Academy humbled him in many...
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A Howard Watson Intrigue

Howard Watson here.Glad you could join me. Many of you have written and asked how I met my wife Carol.For those of you who have read The Gordian Knot this rendering might sound repetitive.My best friend and fellow FBI colleague John Mason and I were Army officers stationed in the same camp in Vietnam. Two years later by happenstance we found ourselves roommates in the FBI Academy at Quantico,...
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A Howard Watson Intrigue

I am Howard Watson. Glad you can join me again. After my last post I received quite a few queries on how I met John Mason.For those of you who didn't read The Gordian Knot my best friend and colleague John Mason and I met in Vietnam. I remember it like it was yesterday.When I stepped off the transport plane in Vietnam a blast of hot air hit my face. The place felt like a furnace. The country...
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A Howard Watson Intrigue

I am Howard Watson.I am an FBI Special Supervisory in Charge of a Washington, D.C. unit that focuses on weaponry, forensics and other illegalities that cross state lines. I have been an FBI Agent for over 20 years. I graduated from West Point Academy, fought in Vietnam and I am fluent in the Russian language.My wife Carol is an attorney and we have three sons, two of whom are twins. My oldest son...
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Skinny Williams Jazz Concert for Haymarket Center

Dear Friends and Supporters of Haymarket Center,Just a reminder of the Skinny Williams Jazz Concert fundraiser for Haymarket Center on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.  Click on the link below as it will offer you a sample of Skinny’s wonderful sound. He is a dynamic performer and we are fortunate to have such a great artist perform for our fundraiser on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from...
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Saving a Chicago beach

This isn’t just any beach in Chicago I’m trying to save. In my opinion it’s the greatest beach in Chicago I’m trying to save. Chicago is known throughout the country for its beautiful front yard – we call it Lake Michigan. With its miles and miles of flowing tresses bordering one entire side of Chicago, many beaches are described as home to thousands of people from Memorial Day to Labor...
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