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THE COLD WAR MUSEUM
AFIO - MIDWEST CHAPTER

Former Intelligence Officers had their annual meeting at the Great Lakes Naval Station, Illinois.
One of the highlights of this meeting was a trip to the Cold War Museum in Waukesha, Wisconsin to visit the former Nike Missile Base. Thanks to Chris Sturdevant, CWM-Midwest Chairmanfor arranging this tour, which was loaded with historical / military facts.
  Collin Sandell, a trooper who served at the base during the Cold War, was an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide.
 
Remnants of this Base are still visible. Collin Sandell shocked the visitors with the horrifying account of the day as he,
an 18  year old recruit, arrived at this base in the morning hours of October 22, 1962 as the world was put on high alert. It was the day, the Cuban Missile Crisis began and all Missiles were raised into 10 minutes firing position on orders by President Kennedy. Unbeknown for todays contemporaries, this is the closest the world has come to a military conflict during the Cold War.
 
Local Historian, David Milburn, had a large display of actual photographs depicting the once super secret missile defense network of this area,
known today as Hillcrest Park

The next stop was the world renowned, spy themed SAFE HOUSE in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A collection of artifacts from the world
of espionage from the fantasy world of James Bond to the naked, brutal reality of Cold War Espionage, like an authentic cell door from the KGB/Stasi Prion in Berlin, Germany, the prison garb of a political, maximum security prisoner and a prisoner guard uniform, are on display. 
 
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Collin Sandell shokes the listeners with the events from  October 22, 1962.
Collin Sandell shokes the listeners with the events from  October 22, 1962.

Lt. Col. Angelo DILiberti, President of the  Association for Former Intelligence Officers/ Midwest Chapter,
Lt. Col. Angelo DILiberti, President of the  Association for Former Intelligence Officers/ Midwest Chapter,
appriciates The COLD WAR MUSEUM hospitality extendet to the visitors. 
Receiving a plaque of appreciation for the Cold War Museum is Werner Juretzko and David Baldwin.



 
The COLD WAR MUSEUM hospitality extendet to the visitors.  Officers/ Midwest Chapter,
Copyright by W. I. Juretzko