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September 15, 2017: Rocky Stovall's observations and experience as a missileman sometimes differed from those of others. He tells it as he saw it and as he knew it.

March 28, 2017: Patrick Mackay's flat feet did not stop the Selective Service from drafting him. He served in Milford, Connecticut, and wants his children and grandchildren to know of his service.

February 15, 2017: TD Barnes writes: I'm curious if you know about the Nike Hercules radar being used by the CIA at Area 51 in Nevada. In case you don't, I'll tell you a bit about it.

December 23, 2016: Tom Freitas has made a web site about the Washington-Baltimore defense area.

August 24, 2016: A Story of Gilbert Burke from his granddaughter, Emily A. Burke

July, 2016: Our Veterans Health section has additional pages with information and links, with emphasis on Veterans Administration health care, asbestos, and chemical exposure. Thanks go to Don Mullis for help with this.

May 26, 2016: Michael Williquette tells a story of a bullet fired in a barn containing nuclear tipped missiles.

May 26, 2016: Photographer Richard Lewis has made recent photographs and has written about Nike missile sites PH-23/25, PH-58, and NY-56.

Al Kellogg tells Dave Donovan what it took to be selected as a Nike missileman, and how not eating liver and onions in the mess hall could get you extra dessert.

February 5, 2016: In 1962 Moscow implemented a clandestine plan to locate nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missiles in Cuba. In response, the United States blockaded the island of Cuba by surrounding it with naval ships, creating an umbrella of Air Force interceptors and bombers, and positioning surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles in South Florida. These events brought the world to the brink of thermonuclear war and the potential for mutually assured destruction (MAD) of humankind. An essay by Charles Carter. Charles Carter’s new book is “Nuclear Birds in the Everglades”.

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