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  •  Incredible tension at the time (3+ / 0-)

    I was in high school and taking a special contemporary history course...we follow the whole scenario in depth up until the moments of resolution. Even in a small Texas town people in general were aware and alarmed about the possibility.

    My current roommate is older (b.1940) and he was in the Navy at the time, just a seaman class. He actually was on an aircraft carrier in Guantanamo Bay when the crisis occurred and remained there until it was over, at the very heart of what could have been ground zero. He said they - the enlisted sailors - had not idea whatsoever was going on, although they were on alert most of the time. It wasn't until they got back to Virginia home base did they find out what in the hell was going on.

    Scary, scary piece of history.

    The truth is we are tortured by the truth.

    by walkshills on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 11:55:50 AM PST

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