Behind enemy li(n)es: Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's secret mission that never was - 2019-05-25
For our 'Scientology Lit' series this week, we're posting another excerpt from Chris Owen's monumental updated 'Ron the War Hero,' which was released a couple of weeks ago. We asked, and Chris generously agreed to give us another peek inside this very important book.
Thirty-five years ago this week, a retired US Navy officer dropped a bombshell in a California courtroom: His former shipmate, L. Ron Hubbard, had undertaken a secret mission behind Japanese lines on the island of Java in late 1941. This was news even to the Church of Scientology, which had sought Captain Thomas S. Moulton's testimony in a case against Hubbard's former biographical researcher, Gerry Armstrong.
In recent years, some of Hubbard's apologists have sought to verify Moulton's account. I've tackled these claims in my new book, Ron the War Hero, and shown that they are not only false but physically impossible.