Missle Silos In Texas? Oh Yes, We Had Them
Have you ever heard of Lawn, Texas? Most people have not, including me. Back in the '60s and '70s during the height of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, I bet the commies knew right where Lawn, Texas was, and they probably had at least one of their ICBMs pointed right at it.
The town of Lawn is just a dot on a Texas map, a little south of Abilene, which is the home of Dyess Air Force Base. Just outside of Lawn is a Historical site that was once an ICBM missle silo. The name? LAMB, or Lawn Atlas Missle Base.
Not all of these old ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missle) silos still exist, but this one does, not to worry, it is not operational anymore, and hasn't been for a long time. This one is in the hands of private ownership these days, and in the video below you'll meet that owner, Mr. Larry Sanders, a military aviation buff and current owner of an 18-story, underground, former SAC (Strategic Air Command) Nuclear ICBM silo. Not many people can say that.
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The story below is not just about a man and his missile silo, it's about Sanders' personal desire to highlight and honor the men and women who served during a very volatile time in our Nation's history. The brave few that manned these installations had a job that meant if they fired their weapon, their whole mission failed and the world would never be the same if it survived at all. I can't imagine the pressure they must have felt.
Thank God they did those jobs, and thanks to them and President Reagan's Star Wars plan (SDI, look it up), the Cold War was a victory not just for us U.S., but for the whole world. Let's pray it never comes that close ever again.
Check out the story below:
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