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October 29th, 2004  
Missileer
 
 

Topic: Quick lesson needed!


I always hate to have to ask dumb questions about seemingly simple subjects but, can someone explain to me how to reply to a certain post by a certain author? What do I click on?


SleepySleeper, where were you stationed. I was at LA55 Btry on the California coast, I think it was called Palos Verdes back then. Life was great on the beach but that didn't last long. In `64, we turned that site over to the NG and I was moved into the mountains near Newhall, Calif. I used Missileer as a title slightly out of jest. I noticed that the qualification badge hanger was "Missileman" when I was in and changed to "Missile" for a while. Some Patriot crewmen, I noticed recently, had "Missileer" on their badge.
October 29th, 2004  
Trevor
 
Hey, welcome.
October 29th, 2004  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NCdt Steliga
Welcome to the Forums, Missileer. Hope you have a good time here.

Just out of curiosity...what exactly is a Nike Hercules Missile?
I see someone posted a website for you. The Nike family of missiles was a deterrent for the long range Soviet bombers. The Hercules was capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to a large bomber formation.

When President Kennedy was killed, all of our high explosive fragmentary warheads were replaced with nuclear ones.


I guess the `60s was an interesting, exciting, fun (great music), but bewildering period. America became aware of how dedicated the Soviets were to our destruction. The Cold War got so hot that we were within minutes of no-holds-barred war. We lost our Commander in Chief and with him our sense of security and innocence. I won't even mention Southeast Asia (I still wear my copper POW/MIA bracelet occasionally).

Then there were the High School proms, Elvis, poodle skirts, sock hops, and malts still had raw eggs in them without the fear of salmonella. Anyone who saw American Graffitti can get a pretty good idea of life "back then". Things weren't as complicated as now.
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October 29th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 

Topic: Re: Quick lesson needed!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Missileer
I always hate to have to ask dumb questions about seemingly simple subjects but, can someone explain to me how to reply to a certain post by a certain author? What do I click on?
Use the "quote" button, like this..
October 30th, 2004  
Missileer
 
 

Topic: Re: Quick lesson needed!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Redleg
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missileer
I always hate to have to ask dumb questions about seemingly simple subjects but, can someone explain to me how to reply to a certain post by a certain author? What do I click on?
Use the "quote" button, like this..
I got it, thanks mucho.
October 30th, 2004  
SleepySweeper
 
 

Topic: Re: Quick lesson needed!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Missileer
SleepySleeper, where were you stationed. I was at LA55 Btry on the California coast, I think it was called Palos Verdes back then. Life was great on the beach but that didn't last long. In `64, we turned that site over to the NG and I was moved into the mountains near Newhall, Calif. I used Missileer as a title slightly out of jest. I noticed that the qualification badge hanger was "Missileman" when I was in and changed to "Missile" for a while. Some Patriot crewmen, I noticed recently, had "Missileer" on their badge.
I'm Norwegian so my NIKE experience comes from the Norwegian NIKE batallion. I was a maintenance officer at the bn HQ at Linderud (Oslo) but my NIKE training was as chief of (launcher) section. Most of the "old hands" got their training at Mc Gregor but I was too late for that

My main task was the planning of depot level maintenance of the missiles & boosters as well as the launchers.

Cheers!