1960.  The Cold War was as hot as ever.  Castle Air Force Base in Atwater was a Strategic Air Command base. My father, 21 years old, was stationed there as part of the training of B-52 and KC-135 crews that was Castle’s primary focus during the time he was there.   It wasn’t long before he was transferred to Korea, and our family left Atwater.  Dad left for overseas, and my new little sister and I moved with our mother to her parent’s house outsi … Read More

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