I was more at risk in 1962 when I was 9

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    than any citizen in WW2

    Feeble attempts by the Axis against the US mainaland were comic.

    When I was9 - the Cuban Missle crissles was nor so funny.

    The missles in Cuba could have reached Seattle.
     
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    You really weren't, but you were certainly caught up in all the hype.

    You probably thought the school desk would keep the radiation away.
     
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    First (and hopefully the last) time we went to DEFCON 2. Thanks to the drooling fawning liberal media, the Russia and Cubans knew more about JFK's weaknesses than American citizens did. Russia (correctly) judged JFK as a weak president after the Bay of Pigs debacle and judged brother Robert as a screwball so they decided on a bluff that almost led to nuclear war.
     
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    The duck-and-cover and evacuation drills seemed like good fun at the time for a 9 year old in school.

    Dare I use the word: NOSTOLGIA????????????????????????????????
     
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    Duck and cover was well established before Camelot rolled into town.
     
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    have another drink.....use Vodka as a chaser....the faster you pass out....the better it will be for all concerned.........
     
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    Wow. What a hero.
     

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