The Great Westmen:

Science and Technology
Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson
Featured Accomplishment: Known as the father of the U2 and SR-71 supersonic spy planes.
American of Swedish descent
Born: February 27, 1910, Ishpeming, MI
Died: December 21, 1990, Los Angeles, CA
  Kelly Johnson came from humble beginnings, born in a small mining town in the upper peninsula of Michigan. He rose to become a legend in the aviation industry. His designs were cutting edge state of the art. He created the “skunk works” and ran it with his own unique set of rules, Kelly’s rules as they were known.

   His resume of accomplishments reads like a list of the most iconic airplanes in aviation history. He exemplifies what can be done when a person is able to fulfill his Potential to Power, that is: to achieve all the he can be through the full application of his God-given talents.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Hello, my name is Joseph Montag. I happen to have the same last name as the protagonist in the novel Fahrenheit 451. In the novel, Montag works as a fireman that destroys the cultural memory of his people by burning books. If the book were written today he would also be tearing down statues. Realizing his folly, he has a change of heart and instead of destroying the cultural memory of his people, he begins to save it.

     As a Westman I endeavor to preserve our cultural memory and educate fellow Westmen as to the accomplishments of Westernkind. I feel it is important to keep our story alive and focused upon the marvelous achievements of us as a people. I never realized that the depth and breadth of our achievements was so wide and deep until I came to White wellbeing and began investigating what was hidden from me in plain sight. I had become deracinated and disconnected from my people. Now I am shaking off my White noir, taking pride in Westernkind and reconnecting with my people at multiple levels, both online and in real life.

     I like researching and studying the stories of individual Westmen because it puts a human face on it and exposes the bond of kinship we all have to those Westmen that came before us. I hope these stories help you better understand and connect with Westernkind, with the Westman inside of you. It is our story, it is in us all, and each of us writes a new chapter everyday.