Veterans, thank you for your service. If you serve in the Armed Forces, what years and where?
Army 72 - 74. Basic and AIT at Fort Leonard wood in MO and Furth, Germany for the rest of my time.
My wife and I Army 1972-1979
66 - 69 US Navy
1991 to 1996, Jacksonville Florida
US Navy 1959-1965
USS Bauer DE-1025 1960
USS Saufley DD-465 1962
Cuban Missile Crisis.
Oh the Caribbean Crisis. Ugh. Awful time in history.
The world came about, literally, 45 seconds from nuclear war. Thanks to the Soviets it escalated (well, American missiles in Turkey were a huge problem too, actually) and thanks to Vasily Aleksandrovich Arkhipov, it came to an end.
Odd thing was that the Soviet government already had tactical nuclear warheads in Cuba. So, if the US invaded, those would have been used. The US simply missed the first delivery to Castro. They never knew until after the union fell and documents were released/leaked in 1992, that 30 years before, Cuba had nuclear warheads and a soviet commander of those missiles was stationed in Cuba until the end of the Union.
1988 to present, CONUS and OCONUS
Marines 97-01. All over the globe.
🇺🇸Veterans past, present & future, Thank you for your service👏🏻👍🏼‼️
77-80, Germany, chasing the Beider/Mahnhoff Gang...