General James Norman Mattis (born 1950)

Born Sept. 8, 1950 in Pullman, Washington to John West Mattis, a long distance merchant marine, and Lucille Marie Proulx, a WWII intelligence operative and later involved with the Atomic Energy Commiission.

John West Mattis met Lucille M. Proulx in 1945 onboard his ship as she was returning from South Africa at the end of the war. They then married in New York City. They moved to Washington State and John gave up the sea to work at the Hansard Nuclear site.

In recent research, we have seen merchant marines being close relatives of people we have been studying. Of more intrest is the wife/mother Lucille Proulx. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This immediately raises eyebrows as this has been the launching ground of British intelligence into the United States since the early 1900s. Sir William Stephenson, the OSS spymaster, was born in Winnipeg a generation earlier. The metadata suggests Sir William ran a British intelligence operation inside the USA long before WWII, and his quite possibly lived in Tennessee, where his wife is from.

Below is Lucille Proulx's obituary: