Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cold War Memorial-Near Blythe, Riverside County, CA

In Riverside County, California is a Memorial to Cold War Veterans. Those who participated in
Joint Exercise Desert Strike.

In May of 1964 100,000 U.S. Army and Air Force personnel and over 900 aircraft and 500 tanks during
a two week exercise simulated nuclear air and ground battle between two mythical countries.

You can read more and see the memorial http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=39442

Thirty two warriors gave their lives in this exercise, which is stated to have cost 54 million dollars.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996