However, the drinks apparently weren’t very good. In his memoir “OSS Against the Reich,” Bruce wrote that the fabled hotel’s bartender had already left the building, and the libations weren’t up to par.
That’s why the society invited a pro to the event this month — to prevent a similar mishap while they honor Admiral William McRaven, Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command. (McRaven, we recall, might prefer an energy drink called Rip It. Not shaken, not stirred, doesn’t even have to be cold.)
Also on the agenda is a musical tribute to Marlene Dietrich, who recorded songs for the OSS’ propaganda efforts.