A personal story from Larry Vellema

I was stationed on South Mountain. I was at D- Battery Nike missile launch site. May 1963 to May 1964. My job was to keep the generators operating. There were about 35 of us there at the site.

Once in a while we would get to the base, weather permitting, the rest of the time we were stuck at the site.It was a 24/7 work schedule.

As I remember D and C Batteries were on South Mountain. I under stand Part of D -Battery is still there.Would be interesting to go back for a short visit,prefferably in the summer.

I remember in the middle of a phase -3 storm the wind nearly blew away the generator building I was in. After the storm was over ,a whole section of the building was gone.Still have vivid memories after 40 yrs.