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Harry Truman called it this. “Striking a Blow for Liberty”
Pretty good stuff IMHO. Just me folks, always exploring new flavours. Picked this up at Cost Plus World Market in Visalia yesterday on our way home from Lemoore. Yes, we go to Lemoore on a semi regular basis. It was home to us from May of 1985 to March of 1989.
Cross posted at http://airpogue.blogspot.com/
Having grown up and served during the cold war prior to the present unpleasantness, artifacts of that era hold something of a fascination to me. Since Her Accuracy also seems to have quite the interest as well, over the years we’ve managed several trips, some of which (like the Trinity test site) are not particularly easy to get to. One of the common frustrations I have is that very few places let you inside an exhibit – I’d love to explore a B-36, for example, but the places that have one restored to near operational status are understandably hesitant to let the unwashed masses rummage through their irreplaceable exhibits.
This weekend we visited the Titan Missile Museum just south of Tucson which is the exception to that rule. Complex 571-7 in Green Valley, Arizona was operational from 1963 till the Titan II was decommissioned in 1987. One of 54 site around Tuscon, Little Rock and Wichita, someone had the amazing foresight so suggest saving a silo complex for posterity. Bless them, whoever they are!
I vaguely remember when she was commissioned on the one TV station we got in Malta, MT fifty one years ago…….I was seven years old.