I found a copy of Robert Hayden Alcorn's famous book, "No Bugles for Spies - stories of the OSS.
(Google books even has the foreword saved, so we can have both!)
It's good to know what they stood for.
"It seems incredible that thirty thousand people could keep a secret. It is the more unbelievable when one realizes that those thirty thousand persons were scattered throughout the world.
They represented every nationality, every type of individual,
We live in an age of publicity, of public relations and the public image when even our churches have public relations staffs to "tell all".
Its members withstood and, to some degree, welcomed the snide quips that were considered "bright" cocktail chatter in Washington in the early days of the war. Oh So Social. Oh So Secret. Oh Such Snobs.
There are no bugles for spies. Nor " banners and bands for saboteurs.
They are alone in every way, alone in their work,
Then, when the most terrifying of possibilities becomes reality, the spy is irretrievably, cruelly alone.
The OSS recruited, trained and operated countless individuals of rare courage and resourcefulness.
There are many that can never be told
May 8, 1962