Deadliest silo accident in US history

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Deadliest silo accident in US history

Post by biglove » September 19th 2020, 5:42pm

Was 40 years ago today that an airman dropped a socket that pierced a Titan II in Damascus, Arkansas. That accident killed one.

This incident was in 1965 and far worse.

I remember the silos outside of Little Rock. Was somewhat reassuring, and terrifying, that with silos to the north and Barksdale AFB 90 miles west of us during the Cold War that, if the end came, we wouldn't last long.

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Post by koimaster » September 19th 2020, 7:14pm

biglove wrote:
September 19th 2020, 5:42pm
Was 40 years ago today that an airman dropped a socket that pierced a Titan II in Damascus, Arkansas. That accident killed one.

This incident was in 1965 and far worse.

I remember the silos outside of Little Rock. Was somewhat reassuring, and terrifying, that with silos to the north and Barksdale AFB 90 miles west of us during the Cold War that, if the end came, we wouldn't last long.

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/201 ... -20150809/
A good buddy, now gone worked at PMEL at Barksdale. I drove up to see him one day while I was still at keesler. We drove around in his 65 or 66 442 hitting the clubs in bossier city.
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Post by biglove » September 19th 2020, 7:23pm

^^^Years back, in the '80s, there was a club in Bossier known among the locals as the "Gonorrhea Captial of the World." Had a bit of a reputation as a place to get laid and get a little something extra for your cover fee.
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Post by koimaster » September 19th 2020, 7:41pm

biglove wrote:
September 19th 2020, 7:23pm
^^^Years back, in the '80s, there was a club in Bossier known among the locals as the "Gonorrhea Captial of the World." Had a bit of a reputation as a place to get laid and get a little something extra for your cover fee.
Years??? Damn, Our adventures took place in early 1970. I did notice some mafia wannabe types. The girls would ask you to buy them a drink, all of the booze on top, and have you take first sip, poof, all alcohol is now gone.
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Post by MAX » September 20th 2020, 5:52am

I was working in the Minuteman Missile silos in Montana when that happened. QC watched us like hawks for the least little mistake for weeks and then things went back to business as usual.
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