My young brother an I use to play and explore at Nike Site B-55L...for many years, when we were children!
Steve Berry said:January 6, 2016 5:11 am PST
This is not about me. This one be fer my DAD! Norman Earl Berry. He was stationed at that very base for several years. I remember that from a very early age. He would take my two younger brothers and I to the site regularly. I remember touring the facility at about age 7. Taking an elevator ride down to where the missiles were kept was the best. My dad was a chief warrant and from mom told me he was one of the head honchos leading on the site. There was a story that mom told me about a visiting inspecting officer who was African American. At the time not very well liked. My dad greeted him openly, professional in all respects. They did well together. Dad invited him back to the house for dinner. Grilled cheese n tomato soup mom remembers. Come to find out later that the young officer was Colon Powell. True story. The only thing else I remember was the site was on a very high hill n dad would take us there to go sledding. NICE RUN!!!!! That Nike Site holds a lots of fond memories I was not into missiles but being an army brat I did put in 8 years. Paratrooper with the 1/509th ABCT Vicenza Italy. Thank you for your time ladies n gents.
Osborne J (Jack) Fagan said:November 12, 2015 10:41 am PST
I served in the 90mm gun battery in Lynn Mass. at the end of 1957, Then went to Quincy, in the 514 headquarters company, then to the Fort Strong radar site, which we helped put into operation with Sargent Riley Sidebottom, who taught me to drink and brandy with Coca Cola.
Bill Barnes said:November 10, 2015 4:17 pm PST
My father was stationed at the Rehoboth Site from 59' - 61', we lived in the site housing area. I was fortunate to have been given a tour of one of the missle silos. Though I was only 10 or 11 years old at the time, it was very cool! Alot of good memories!
Jan Wright said:October 21, 2015 5:49 am PST
I am a volunteer at the Assabet River NWR in Sudbury, formerly the Maynard Ammo dump. I give "bunker tours" on occasion. I would appreciate any information on the goings on during 42-45 inside the bunker area and the classification train yard on the south side of Hudson Road. Thanks
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