posted on Jan, 4 2017 @ 11:01 PM
In 1963 here in South Carolina, we had "maneuvers" as the older people called it. The official name for it was Swift Strike 2. There were over 250,000
Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines all in this area of about seven or eight counties. Every now and again a blue pick-up would pull up in front of our
house, it being air force, an airman or two would open up canvas sides and start calling someone on the radios. Being an inquisitive 9 year old, I
axed who they were talking to. One of the airmen would say something like "stand there for a few minutes and you will see".
You would hear them many minutes before they arrived. Three sometimes four B-52s would come rumbling over - right over our town. AT&T had recently
built a 500 foot microwave tower right in the middle of town and I kid you not - the B-52 that was flying over the tower would have to lift his wing
to clear the tower. Needless to say, I as a small kid was impressed with the firepower that was displayed during that summer. I will never forget that