Friday, October 18, 2002

Memorializing the Cuban Missile Crisis:
An old missile site in the Everglades may someday be a museum, if they can just round up one of those old Nike missiles....
Carter, CEO/president of NCI Associates, which trains public-safety employees, described the base's early days to a recent conference of the United States Army Center for Military History:
``While enduring mosquitoes, heat, humidity [and] sudden rainstorms, these soldiers lived in tents . . . Their six-man squad tents did not even have walls or floors [and they] lived among diamondback rattlesnakes and the deadly poisonous coral snake.''
During the rainy season, ''the missiles often sank into the Glades muck,'' Carter wrote.

Fascinating story from The Miami Herald's Ellie Brecher.


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