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Thanks for memories of Maryland nuclear missile base

Volunteers, Luke Then, left, and Dan Schoen, clear weeds from the asphalt surface of the launch site while working to restore the BA-79 Nike Missile site in Granite last June.
Volunteers, Luke Then, left, and Dan Schoen, clear weeds from the asphalt surface of the launch site while working to restore the BA-79 Nike Missile site in Granite last June. (Dylan Slagle / Carroll County Times)

Thanks to reporter Jon Kelvey on his report on the Nike base in Maryland (“Nukes in the neighborhood: Restoration of Nike missile site near Carroll County continues, years after closure,” Dec. 8).

I was stationed in Porter, Indiana (near Chicago and on Lake Michigan) from 1967 to 1970. I was a sentry dog handler and trainer. It brought back a lot of memories.

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We used to call the men who worked down underground pit rats. It was a friendly term. We were a close-knit group. B-1-60 was our unit. There were two batteries in Indiana and one right in Chicago.

Don Nally, Middle River

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