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Michael Tiberii said:   April 7, 2013 11:59 am PST
Great Web Site! I was born in 1967, grew up in South Central MA near the CT boarder. Cold war stuff was a real "reality" for me growing up as a kid in grade school and JR High. My Dad was in National Guard through the late 50's early 60's. I rememeber getting the talk around 9/10 years old: "in a matter of minutes, all things can get blown to bits" Later in my career, I personally worked at the AT&T UG bunker switch facilitiy in Littleton, MA. Reminds me of the movie "Blast from the Past". I also have seen the the old Nike site in North Haven, CT. Pretty Wild stuff! I was told when working AT&T facilitiy, that over a 100 facilities of this type where built around the nation and were wired UG in event of of a large scale nuclear war, just to keep communications lines open. To this day, I am truely amazed at how much money and resourses were put into dangerous matter. And how CT and MA were a key part to the technological war effort.

Christian Ritter said:   March 19, 2013 12:25 pm PST
1956 was stationed @ the Fairfield,Ct base B Battery 741st AAA Missile Battalion Did basic training @ Fort Dix NJ, then Ft Hancock NJ. Ft Bliss Radar school Stationed fairfield Ct. until 12/57

Gary K1MQ said:   March 12, 2013 5:45 am PST
Nice presentation John on Sat Mar 9 in Middletown. Looking forward to seeing your full presentation.

George Kraus said:   February 21, 2013 2:01 pm PST
Training Yeoman, Captain's Yeoman YN2(SS), 1972-1976

Curious in Manchester said:   February 16, 2013 6:35 am PST
I grew up (and still live) in Manchester, CT. I was born in the 70s-- long after the Nike Sites had closed. Still, we learned a little about them in school. There was such a lore built up about them. I have always been fascinated by them-- wondering where the others were in CT, where were the launch sites (b/c I knew they were in different places from the command sites.) This website has given me such a history lesson! I really enjoyed getting to know more about my town's history and finally satisfying much of my life-long curiosity about the Nike Site. Thanks for this website!

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