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
guard uniform, are on display.