Nike Missile Veterans

The Nike Historical Society is looking to help the National Park Service with soldier’s memories of what it was like to serve on a Nike Missile Base. I know all of us have stories to tell; some good and some bad, on the day to day life and duties of serving on a nuclear armed base. What we are asking for is whatever you would like to share, to be held for future reference, to tell our story. Your story can be short or long, no matter. Just email the story to me and we will publish it on our web site and see to it that it is archived for all future generations to read and understand the commitment we served by, and the funny stories of stuff we did to lighten the burden. Please take some time to send us your experiences. Let us know the base you served on and your name with address along with your great story. Also let us know what address or other identifying information you want published. Thank-you for your service and your story.

Al Kellogg

President
Nike Historical Society
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Paul Robitaille wrote and contributed "History of the Niagara-Buffalo Army Air Defense 1952-1970" a period including gun and, later, missile defense of the area. Paul writes, "I am hopeful that posting it will raise a few more comments, additional material, and maybe and even better, some additional photos!

The Nike Historical Society received this thank-you letter for our donation to the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation.

April, 2015: LTC (Ret) Harold D. Stanford wrote up his story and submitted it to NHS president Al Kellogg. We're sharing it with you, and the National Park Service will archive it so that future generations may understand the Cold War era. (For more information, see Al's request in the box above.)

Alaska Nike Vet's will hold their 2015 reunion in San Antonio Texas October 6, 7, and 8.

March 8, 2015: Ted Swanson alerts us to an article in the New York Times: A Cold War Missile Base in the Heart of the Everglades.

18 Dec 2014: Doyle Piland has entrusted his website NikeOrdnance.com to the Nike Historical Society. We are honored and hope we will be able to do it justice.

Oct. 18 2014: Spec.-5 Emmett R. Caraker Jr. contributed this aerial photo of Battery A launcher site, Thule, Greenland. He also shares his story.

Oct. 10 2014: Spec.-5 Emmett R. Caraker Jr. contributed this story of how human error trapped a missile in an elevator.

Sept. 7, 2014: Greg Brown contributed this picture of a mess hall chair cover that was used by C battery 65 ADA at LA-88.

Friends of Nike Site Summit needs your donation to help it leverage a $20,000 matching grant from the Rasmuson Foundation.

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Where you can discuss the possible effects on health from exposure to fuel components, defoliants, cleaning chemicals, radar, etc.

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